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Stud (as Maxwell Gail Jr.)
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Former football player and present private detective Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as an aging Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her stepdaughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection with the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Second of three collaborations between actor Gene Hackman and director Arthur Penn. The others were 1967's Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and 1985's Target(1985)_. 1975's Night Moves (1975) was the first of two of them where Hackman had the top-billed leading role. All three pictures were made in consecutive decades of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. See more »

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Paula: How do you resist Delly?
Harry Moseby: Oh, I just think good, clean thoughts, like Thanksgiving, George Washington's teeth.
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Referenced in Knight Moves (1992) See more »

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Terrific film noir, benefits from a great performance by Gene Hackman
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One of the unsung films of the seventies and probably the last focused film of director Arthur Penn. This tongue in cheek, intense drama stars Gene Hackman as Harry Moseby, an L.A. detective suffering marital problems who takes on a case to find a missing girl ( a young Melanie Grifith) of a famous actress. Hackmans character tracks her to the Florida Keys as the convoluted plot makes many unexpected twists and turns. It's Penn's taunt direction and Gene Hackman, (truly one of the best actors of the last thirty years) charisma which makes the film worth watching. Bruce Sutrees photography and Alan Sharps script should also be noted.


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