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"Desperate man on the hot spot... and only one way out!"
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  • 1981
  • 6.7  (432)

Loophole is a thrilling film noir from 1954 directed by Harold D. Schuster and starring Barry Sullivan, Charles McGraw, and Dorothy Malone. The movie follows an innocent man named Mike Donovan (Barry Sullivan) who is wrongly accused of robbing a warehouse and killing a night watchman. Mike is an average guy working as an accountant who finds himself in a precarious situation after being framed for a crime he didn't commit.

The story starts off with Mike being released from prison after serving three years for a previous crime. He is determined to stay on the straight and narrow and start over. However, shortly after his release, he is offered a job at a plastics company by his parole officer. Mike is grateful for the opportunity, and he starts working as an accountant at the company.

One night, while working late at the office, Mike witnesses a robbery of the company's warehouse. He sees two men enter the warehouse and leave with stolen goods. However, before he can call the police, he is knocked out from behind. When he wakes up, he discovers that he has been drugged and that he is in possession of the stolen goods. To make matters worse, a night watchman has been killed during the robbery, and Mike is the prime suspect.

Mike soon finds himself caught in a web of lies and deceit as he tries to clear his name. He realizes that the entire situation has been orchestrated by a criminal mastermind named Vince Farraday (Charles McGraw), who is using him as a pawn in his elaborate scheme to steal a fortune. Mike also finds himself falling for the company's receptionist, Sue Nelson (Dorothy Malone), who is the only person who believes in his innocence.

As the plot thickens, Mike must navigate through a maze of clues and false leads to find the evidence he needs to prove his innocence. He becomes more and more desperate as time runs out, and the police begin to close in on him. The tension builds to a dramatic climax as Mike and Vince engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Loophole is a classic film noir that is full of twists and turns. The script is well written, and the performances by the cast are top-notch. Barry Sullivan delivers an excellent performance as the beleaguered Mike Donovan, who finds himself in a fight for his life. Charles McGraw is also impressive as the cool and calculating Vince Farraday, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Dorothy Malone is excellent as the sympathetic Sue Nelson, who provides the emotional anchor for the film.

The film is also notable for its visual style, with its use of shadow and light to create a moody atmosphere. The camera work is especially impressive in the scenes set in the warehouse, with its dark corners and eerie silence.

Overall, Loophole is a well-made film that is a must-see for fans of classic film noir. It is a gripping tale of suspense and intrigue that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Loophole is a 1981 crime movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    6.7  (432)