L'Amico d'Infanzia (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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A talk show host confronts his friend's murderer on live TV in this Italian psychodrama. Outspoken journalist Arnold Gardner was deeply upset by the death of a good friend in a Chicago hotel room. He believes his friend's death was involved in a recent deal with a TV network to become a talk show host. Despite the network's initial reservations, Gardner, known for his no-holds-barred reporting style, becomes his friend's successor. He becomes quite popular, but his rise is fraught with personal difficulties. He is divorced from an upper crust woman, but soon begins getting mail and phone calls from a nut in his Indiana hometown. Gardner, under tremendous pressure, offers the murderer a chance to call into his live call-in show. During the conversation it is revealed that twenty years ago both Gardner and the killer raped the same girl. The confrontation eventually ends in a shoot-out.

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divorce, investigation, killing, murder, revenge, shoot-out, talk-show