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Risk (2000)

A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.


Alan White


John Armstrong, Tracy Kidder (based upon the story "The Adjuster" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Long Tom Long ... Ben Madigan
Claudia Karvan ... Louise Roncoli
Melissa Madden-Gray ... Colleen
Bryan Brown ... John Kriesky
Jason Clarke ... Chris
Brian Meegan ... Instructor
Sharin Contini Sharin Contini ... Mrs. Whelan
Thomas Clunie Thomas Clunie ... Mr. Whelan
Gael Ballantyne ... Mrs. Arnold
Barry Latchford Barry Latchford ... Mr. Arnold
Kim Lewis Kim Lewis ... Woman - Child's Mother
Andrew Wholley Andrew Wholley ... Man in Wheelchair
Monette Lee Monette Lee ... Bruised Woman
Michael Denkha ... Hospital Husband (as Michael Denka)
Sophie Gregg ... Hospital Wife


A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.

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Some people give crime a bad name See more »


Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »



Sweden | Australia



Release Date:

18 February 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Kockázat See more »


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According to visual effects house Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) in South Australia, their challenge for this film was "create film titles and stabilise a series of moving and static camera shots." Their solution was "producer Marian Macgowan found some old collision tests from the Road Transport Authority which she wanted to use in the titles. We telecined this footage very carefully and used it as the background to the titles. We had a number of effect approaches, but in the end, over the dramatic footage, simple titles were most effective. Correcting the jitter shots was a straightforward matter of scanning the shots at 4K and stabilising the image off the gate corner or an object in frame." See more »


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The lights are on but nobody's home
6 June 2001 | by MAX-78See all my reviews

What a dreary, plodding film this is!

Sure, it's dressed up in a slick package - read as 'pretty pictures'- but it's a bit like watching characters smoke on screen (yes, they look cool, but you know they smell bad). Tom Long is proving himself as the master of monotone morons. Is this all he can play? When you see the trailer to this film, you may be mistaken in thinking it's a fast paced thriller. It should be, but there's nothing thrilling about it. Tom Long sits there looking serious, Claudia Karvan does her hard faced, cold hearted character we've seen too many times from her and Bryan Brown drinks his beer, smokes his cigs and calls everyone a b**tard. Brian Meegan is the one standout performer and he only gets about 4 minutes screen time anyway. Alan White knows his shot composition, but at the end of the day, it's a meaningless, empty experience (just like his earlier Erskinville Kings) - I mean, is the guy a director or a cinematographer?

A total lack of character and emotional involvement.

Australian film is in a bad state if this is where we're at.

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