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Double Negative (1980)

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director:

George Bloomfield

Writers:

Ross Macdonald (novel), Thomas Hedley Jr. (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sarrazin ... Michael Taylor
Susan Clark ... Paula West
Anthony Perkins ... Lawrence Miles
Howard Duff ... Lester Harlen
Kate Reid ... Mrs. Swanscutt
Al Waxman ... Dellassandro
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Frances
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Klifter
Ken James Ken James ... City Editor
Lee Broker Lee Broker ... Bartender
John Candy ... John
Douglas Campbell Douglas Campbell ... The Walker
Maury Chaykin ... Rollins
John Friesen ... Trucker
Joe Flaherty ... Roger
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Storyline

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

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Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Companion See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD3,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Catherine O'Hara's feature film debut. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Miles: Do you know what $2500 dollars buys you today? A box of dog biscuits and a disposable douche.
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Major Disappointment
28 November 2000 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

With a cast like this, I expected great things but Double Negative is a disappointment at best and a lousy thriller at worst. The film simply does not make sense even after seeing it twice. It's about a writer (Michael Sarrazin) trying to figure out the facts behind the death of his wife. Susan Clark plays his lover and Anthiony Perkins plays a mysterious man who connects the two of them. Actually, Perkins is probably the most interesting part of the film, which is not a difficult task. Some SCTV faces pop up for about a split second and the finale fails to clear up several questions. Double Negative has some great shots of Toronto in winter.


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