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Spooked
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Written by Geoff Murphy
Starring Cliff Curtis
Ian Mune
Chris Hobbs
Peter Elliot
Editing by Michael J. Horton
Distributed by New Zealand Film Commission
Release date(s) 2004
Running time 94 minutes
Country New Zealand
Language English
Budget $1,000,000

Spooked is a 2004 New Zealand film directed by Geoff Murphy and loosely based on Ian Wishart's novel The Paradise Conspiracy. The film performed poorly at the box office after negative reviews despite its cast of prominent New Zealand actors.[1].

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Plot

Investigative journalist Mort Whitman (Cliff Curtis) is onto the story of his lifetime, the most important story in the nation. It was huge involving a big pay-off from a multinational bank to a second-hand computer dealer Kevin Jones (Christopher Hobbs). Tracing the days leading up to Kevin's suspicious death, Mort reveals Kevin's increasing paranoia and erratic behaviour through the eyes of his best mate Jimmy Blick (John Leigh) and girlfriend Ruby Elder (Miriama Smith). What dangerous secrets had he stumbled upon? Did the forces - private security, police, SIS or CIA - that increasingly menaced his life, kill him? Or did he simply drink too much and crash his car? Mort is determined to get to the bottom of it, if it kills him.

Tagline: These people play by their own rules.

Cast

Actor Role
Cliff Curtis Mort Whitman
Christopher Hobbs Kevin Jones
Ian Mune Dave Johnson
Miriama Smith Ruby Elder
Peter Elliot Randy Fox
Alison Bruce Sheila Miller

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