|Directed by||Craig Monahan|
|Produced by||Bill Hughes|
|Written by||Craig Monahan
|Music by||David Hirschfelder|
|Editing by||Suresh Ayyar|
|Distributed by||Sullivan Entertainment
The Cinema Guild
|Release dates||20 August 1998|
|Running time||103 minutes|
The Interview is a 1998 Australian thriller film from writer-director Craig Monahan, and is the first of two films directed by Monahan. Almost the entire film takes place in a police interrogation room, with some short flashback sequences, and the cast consists primarily of three key actors—Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, and Aaron Jeffery.
Eddie Rodney Fleming (Weaving) is a quiet, nervous man who recently lost his job and family. One morning, Eddie is seized from his apartment for unknown reasons by two men claiming to be cops. They take him to headquarters and question him about a stolen car. But as tempers rise and the truth is slowly unraveled, Eddie realizes there's more to this interview than meets the eye.
|Hugo Weaving||Eddie Rodney Fleming|
|Tony Martin||Det. Sgt. John Steele|
|Aaron Jeffery||Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior|
|Paul Sonkkila||Det. Insp. Jackson|
|Michael Caton||Barry Walls|
|Peter McCauley||Det. Hudson|
|Glynis Angel||Det. Robran|
|Libby Stone||Mrs. Beecroft|
|Andrew Bayly||Const. Prowse|
An alternate ending of the film was featured on the DVD release. In this version, Eddie Rodney Fleming is seen hitchhiking along a desolate road. A car stops and Barry Walls (Caton) offers him a ride. Fleming accepts and they drive away, followed at a distance by Steele (Martin) on his motorcycle, no doubt intending to enforce some vigilante justice.
The Interview grossed $556,263 at the box office in Australia.
The Interview was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in July 2011. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as audio commentary by Craig Monahan, deleted scenes, the alternate ending and cast and crew interviews.
- Fincina Hopgood, "Reading the Interview", Cinema Papers, August 1998 p16-18
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
- "Umbrella Entertainment". Retrieved 05 August 2013.
- The Interview at the National Film and Sound Archive
- The Interview at the Internet Movie Database
- The Interview at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Interview at allmovie