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Night Moves (1975)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  12 September 1975 (Finland)
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Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection between 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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What private eye Harry Moseby doesn't know about the girl he's looking for... just might get him killed. See more »

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Filmed in 1973 - two years before its actual release - which explains how Faye Dunaway could have turned down the female lead to star in Chinatown (1974), which also shot at around the same time. See more »

Goofs

Harry rents a car when he is in Florida. When the car is filmed either from the front or the back, the car has a rear view mirror. When the car is filmed from the side, the rear view mirror is missing. 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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Great film, great acting, a real surprise

"Night Moves" was a surprise to me. I assumed it could be a far more simple mystery/action film, but the whole thing caught my attention and really amazed me. What a great study in murder, infidelity, cruelty, sex, and relationships between strangers. A kind of film noir with dark overtones and a slow but effective suspense, the story starts as a simple investigation about a runaway teenager, but grows more and more into a complex drama plenty of unexpected twists. Gene Hackman is superb as the rude detective, the rest of the cast is also in fine form, but the real shock is to see a very young, hot (and naked) Melanie Grifith doing a terrific performance. James Woods is also here, with less impact but great to see too. An excellent film, one of the finest 70's underrated movies.


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