Cinema: Offencive

THE OFFENCE

Directed by SIDNEY LUMET Screenplay by JOHN HOPKINS

Whenever Sidney Lumet and Sean Connery get together, the subject seems to be sadomasochism. It was the major theme of The Hill, a subtext of The Anderson Tapes, and now, in The Offence, it is once again a central preoccupation.

In a raw new London suburb, the police are engaged in an all-out man hunt for a sex pervert who molests children. Connery is a detective who brings a peculiar passion to the pursuit. When a prime suspect (Ian Bannen) is captured, Connery takes over...