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The Offence

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Original title
The Offence
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
John Hopkins (Theater: John Hopkins)
Music
Harrison Birtwistle
Cinematography
Gerry Fisher
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-United States; Tantallon. Producer: Sean Connery
Genre
Drama. Thriller | Cop Movies. Crime. Psychological Drama
Synopsis / Plot
In Sidney Lumet's harrowing portrayal of police brutality, Detective Sergeant Johnson has been with the British Police Force for 20 years. In that time, the countless murders, rapes and other serious crimes he has had to investigate has left a terrible mark on him. His anger and aggression that had been suppressed for years finally surfaces when interviewing a suspect, Baxter, whom Johnson is convinced is the man that has been carrying out a series of brutal attacks on young girls. Throughout the interview Johnson brutally beats Baxter and during this ordeal he inadvertently reveals that the state of his own mind is probably no better than that of the offenders who committed the crimes that disgusted Johnson originally.
Awards
1973: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Ian Bannen)
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