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The Offence

  • Film

Time Out says

Adaptation of a stage play (This Story of Yours) by John Hopkins (of Z Cars). Discreet as it is, the opening-out process (effected by Hopkins himself) has sabotaged the strange, claustrophobic duel in which a suspected child-molester (Bannen) and the cop obsessively convinced of his guilt (Connery) find themselves subtly changing places during the course of interrogation. Embedded in a 'realistic' police scene, dialogue and situations now have a ring of arty melodrama. Fascinating, nevertheless, with outstanding performances from Connery and (especially) Bannen.
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Release Details

  • Duration:113 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sidney Lumet
  • Screenwriter:John Hopkins
  • Cast:
    • Sean Connery
    • Trevor Howard
    • Vivien Merchant
    • Ian Bannen
    • Derek Newark
    • Peter Bowles
    • John Hallam
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