Thursday December 21 at 7:00PM
One of the very first films produced under the Capital Cost Allowance plans, The Silent Partner is an unforgettable, gritty bank heist thriller. Going on to inspire other Christmas crime films like the Die Hard series The Silent Partner pairs Elliot Gould with a terrifying performance by Toronto native Christopher Plummer.
When a bank teller (Gould) outsmarts a viscous robber (Plummer) a horrifying game of cat and mouse begins. An outstanding score was contributed by acclaimed jazz musician Oscar Peterson, making it the only narrative film score of his career. Watch for a young John Candy in the bank scenes. Based on the novel Think of a Number by Anders Bolderson with a script by Chris Hanson (8 Mile, Hand That Rocks the Cradle) and directed by Vancouverite Daryl Duke, The Silent Partner was nominated for 6 Canadian Film Awards and won 3 including Best Picture and Best Director.