RMG 243: The Silent Partner (1978)

March 17, 2021

On this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by the lovely Maggie, and they’re geeking out over The Silent Partner (1978) and

  • superb acting
  • office christmas parties
  • an intelligent script
  • the disturbing kill scene
  • and much, much more!


To everyone who knows him, Miles Cullen (Elliott Gould) is a mild-mannered bank clerk who collects tropical fish… but not everyone knows him.

When Miles stumbles across a plan to rob the bank, he secretly decides to hide a large portion of that day’s takings in a briefcase, leaving the bank robber (Christopher Plummer) with a good deal less of the cash than the papers have reported missing.

Miles could retire young, a very wealthy man. The only problem is, the bank robber is also a killer – and he’s out to retire Miles permanently. How does a quiet young man who never started anything in his life, stand up against a psychotic killer who will stop at nothing not only to get his money back, but then to wreak a bloody revenge? Whether they like it or not, the two have become silent partners in a crime that will change both their lives – for better, for worse, and forever.



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