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Solid Air

2003
1h 55m
Drama/Thriller
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Cast

Maurice Roëves (Robert Houston)Brian McCardie (Robert Houston Junior)Kathy Kiera Clarke (Nicola Blyth)Gary Lewis (John Doran)James Martin (Todd)Laura Harvey (Leena)Neil McCormack (Ounce)Ian Hanmore (John Hutchison)Anne Downie (Barbara Ross)Matthew Bill Boyd (Hugh Ross)Laurie Ventry (John McLellan)Eileen McCallum (Helen Law)James Cosmo (Finn)Bryan Larkin (Niall)David Gallacher (Douglas)Douglas Stewart Wallace (Funeral Director)Linda Duncan McLaughlin (Consultant)Richard Addison (Alexander Currie QC)

Director

May Miles Thomas

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Synopsis

Seeking refuge, compulsive gambler Robert Houston Junior comes home to his estranged father, Robert Senior. Discovering a lapsed compensation claim for asbestosis, Junior resolves to pursue the case, encountering the young, ambitious lawyer Nicola Blyth who tells him he must produce a witness to testify on his father's behalf. Beneath Junior's altruism lies an uncomfortable truth. In debt and on the run from wealthy businessman, John Doran, following a disastrous loss at the poker table, Junior's only hope is to get his hands on his father's settlement. But hope, like luck, is in short supply. As father and son set out to find the witness, suspicion turns to torment as Robert learns of his son's motives and the true cost of Junior's betrayal is revealed.

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