Under Suspicion (Columbia 1991, Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo)

Suspense filled period UK whodunit Under Suspicion is set in 1950’s Brighton starring Liam Neeson as ex-cop turned private eye Tony Aaron. Tony specialises in quicky divorce cases photographing adulterers in flagrante as it were (with their knowledge) to make their divorce case easier, Aaron uses his wife Hazel (Maggie O’Neill) as the “moll” in these jobs but his troubles start when he discovers both her and his latest adulterer, a famous painter, murdered. And he is prime suspect.

He is determined to clear his name (with some help from a friend on the force played by the wonderful Kenneth Cranham), he targets the artists mistress Angeline (the fulsome Laura San Giacomo) and before you know it is embroiled in an affair with her.

A movie to certainly keep you guessing with a great twist ending, writer/director Simon Moore does well to evoke a wintery, somewhat sleazy Brighton whilst the cast includes some great British character actors including the likes of the aforementioned Cranham as well as Stephen Moore and Malcolm Storry.

Under Suspicion Laura San Giacomo

Liam Neeson as Tony Aaron
Laura San Giacomo as Angeline
Kenneth Cranham as Frank
Maggie O’Neill as Hazel Aaron
Alan Talbot as Powers
Malcolm Storry as Waterston
Martin Grace as Colin
Kevin Moore as Barrister
Stephen Oxley as Hotel Deskman
Colin Dudley as Hotel Waiter
Richard Graham as Denny
Alison Ruffelle as 1st Chambermaid
Michael Almaz as Stasio
Victoria Alcock as 2nd Chambermaid
Tony Hughes as Undertaker
Alphonsia Emmanuel as Selina
Pamela Sholto as Housekeeper
Stephen Moore as Roscoe

crew details
Writer and Director: Simon Moore

production details
Country: UK, USA
Studio: Columbia – Carnival Films – London Weekend Television
Year of Release: 1991
Duration: 99 minutes

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