The Offence (1973)

Director
Sidney Lumet

Main cast
Sean Connery; Trevor Howard; Vivien Merchant; Ian Bannen; Peter Bowles

Genres
Drama, Crime

Description
A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.


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