The Offence
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The Offence
In The Offence, Sean Connery plays Johnson, a normally unflappable British police inspector who is emotionally shaken by a case of child molestation. For reasons he cannot explain, he is driven to kill the suspect while interrogating him and is suspended from the force. The incident leads to a nervous breakdown -- and the implication that Johnson had beaten the molester to death to purge himself of his own hidden pederastic tendencies. Based on John Hopkins' stage play This Story of Yours, The Offence made little headway at the box office, but United Artists was compelled to release the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fascinating and intense psychological thriller. This is one Connery fans should seek out."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The film was in some ways spoiled but not ruined by the pretentiously arty way it was directed by Sidney Lumet."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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