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Spooked

Film (Excerpts and Extras) – 2004

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Mature

Loosely based on the case of a real life computer dealer who acquired international bank records and later died mysteriously on Auckland Harbour Bridge, Spooked marked Geoff Murphy’s first local movie in 15 years, after time directing in Hollywood. Everyman Kevin (Christopher Hobbs) gets caught up in a barrage of intimidation after buying some used computer equipment and unwittingly receiving corporate secrets. Cliff Curtis plays the journalist investigating his case. The 20 minute making-of documentary features interviews with Murphy and the cast. 

[The Paradise Conspiracy is a] compelling book, one that started out as a TV programme but which got too hot for the original medium ... a Watergate-type tale that takes the reader through possibly unlawful and certainly immoral offshore deals and what might even have been the contract killing of a crucial participant.
– The Listener on the book that inspired the film, Ian Wishart’s The Paradise Conspiracy (1995)

Produced by

Silverscreen Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission, in association with NZ On Air and TV3

Music

'Virus' (title theme) and 'Boogaloo' both composed by Jonathan Crayford, and performed by Crayford, George Coleman, Aaron Coddell, Miguel Fuentes, Riki Gooch & Paul Norman

'Georgia on my Mind' composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, and performed by the above musicians

Saxophone performed by George Coleman

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