“One night when you come home, you’ll find me inside waiting, and that will be the night you’ll wish you’d never been born.”
A timid bank clerk (Elliott Gould) engages in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a thief (Christopher Plummer) disguised as a department store Santa.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Canadian Films
- Christopher Plummer Films
- Elliott Gould Films
- Susannah York Films
Response to Peary’s Review:
Peary refers to this independent Canadian film as a “terrific sleeper”, noting that it possesses some “offbeat characters, [interesting] plot twists, [and] delicious surprises.” However, while Gould gives a good performance — Peary argues it’s “his best… since The Long Goodbye” — his character is too stupid to root for: why would he take such unnecessary chances with a psychopathic thief, when it’s not even his money at stake?
The most satisfying aspect of the film is seeing Christopher Plummer as an evil, cross-dressing Santa Claus.
- Christopher Plummer as the thief
- Fine location shooting
No. While this is a nifty little thriller in its own way, it’s not essential viewing.