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The Silent Partner

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Finally receiving its overlong dues, The Silent Partner is a sleek, brilliantly plotted and darkly drenched cult thriller, which pits Elliott Gould against Christopher Plummer to maximum effect. Gould plays a bank teller—based in the then brand new Eaton Centre—who cottons onto the mall’s suspicious Santa (a wonderfully deranged Plummer) and attempts to subvert an expected heist. The edge-of-your-seat drama that ensues is layered with surprising character depth and developments thanks to the airtight script, adapted for the screen by Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential).

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"The most audaciously clockwork plot I've seen in a long time."
Roger Ebert
"Plummer is absolutely chilling as the psychotic thief."
Film Frenzy
"An uncommonly clever and gripping suspense thriller."
The Washington Post
Directed by: Daryl Duke
Featuring: John Candy Christopher Plummer Elliot Gould Sussanah York Celine Lomez
Year: 1978 Runtime: 106 mins Rating: R