The Silent Partner 1978
At the end of a busy day Miles Cullen (Gould) discovers a tiny note which makes him realize that the bank where he works will be robbed, and he instantly decides that this is the perfect opportunity to permanently redirect his dull life. When on the following day a man dressed as Santa Claus (Christopher Plummer) appears at his booth and attempts to rob the bank, Cullen hands him only a tiny amount and hides more than $50,000 in his lunch box. The nervous robber grabs the money and disappears without a trace and later on the police quickly conclude that he has the entire amount. A news report then makes the robber realize that he has been cheated and he vows to teach Cullen an important lesson.
The movie, then, becomes a battle of wits and nerve.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:45:43 | 35.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director: Daryl Duke
Cast: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York
Country: Canada


Commentary - this new audio commentary was recorded by critics Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson. There is a lot of interesting information here about the era in which The Silent Partner emerged and Elliott Gould's image at the time, the nature and quality of the script that Curtis Hanson delivered, and the career paths of the different stars, etc. A very good commentary.

Interview with Elliott Gould - in this new video interview, Elliott Gould recalls how The Silent Partner came to exist and some of the alternative options that were considered for key characters, and discusses the shooting of the film in Canada, the unique qualities of his characters, Oscar Peterson's soundtrack, the evolution of his career during the '70s and after, etc. It is an outstanding interview that makes the release a must-own for fans of the actor and '70s genre films. The interview was conducted exclusively for Kino Lorber. In English, not subtitled. (24 min, 1080p).

Trailer - an vintage trailer for The Silent Partner. In English, not subtitled. (2 min, 480/60i).

Radio Spot - a vintage radio spot for The Silent Partner. In English, not subtitled. (1 min, 1080p).

Trailers - a collection of trailers for other Kino Lorber catalog releases.