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The Drowning Pool (1975)

 -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  July 1975 (USA)
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A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is being blackmailed.

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Broussard (as Tony Franciosa)
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Elaine Reavis
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Storyline

Harper is brought to Louisiana bayou country to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her hellion of a daughter. What is more, he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants her property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Trivia

The picture was not the commercial success at the box-office that its precursor Harper (1966) had been. See more »

Goofs

When Harper comes up the last time, from trying to turn the water off in the hydrotherapy room, his head bumps one of the ceiling panels and it clearly moves, meaning their attempts at breaking the panel were bogus. See more »

Quotes

J.H. Kilbourne: You wanna live, don't you? To a ripe old age?
Lew Harper: I'd hate to think that I was making those Social Security payments for nothing.
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Sweet Dreams
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Performed by Tommy McLain and his Mule Train Band
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Perfect for a Paul Newman film festival
21 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A California PI is called to New Orleans and the locals start turning up dead. This is a relaxed thriller full of Southern kooks and cranks. Great cast, well-known director, and of course the worldly Ross MacDonald (aka Ken Millar), the master of the why-dunit. The plot unzips pretty quickly with Paul Newman the detective running into several women and the men they have to put up with. It's all about how many of these women he'll be able to protect. It's fun to watch Newman keep his cool in one crazy fix after another. The film holds up pretty well because the story is character-driven and every other scene is shot in a colorful location. Good alternative to watching a re-run of your favorite crime drama.


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