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 feature in 15 years (after a Hollywood foray). Everyman Kevin (Christopher Hobbs) is caught up in a barrage of intimidation after buying some used computer equipment and unwittingly receiving corporate secrets; Mort (Cliff Curtis) is the journalist investigating his case. The cast features rare cameos by director Vincent Ward and Goodbye Pork Pie star Kelly Johnson.
[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 Ian Wishart’s source book
Available to buy and rent from NZ Film On Demand
Music composed by John Charles. Title theme 'Virus' composed by Jonathan Crayford