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A good movie that could have been a great movie if Burt Reynolds was a better, deeper actor. Reynolds is a great screen presence, and can be amazing in the right role. But - at least for me - probing a damaged and psychologically complex character just falls a bit outside his wheelhouse.
This is a dark, bitter noir, abut cop in love with high priced call girl, who is sucked against his will into case of murdered sexually wild-child run away teen. There are some amazing scenes, a terrific supporting performance by Ben Johnson as the runaway's hurt and angry dad, and a powerful (if arguably obvious) last twist, but Reynolds just couldn't sell me on the pain and depth of the man.
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