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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole ... See full summary »
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
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The house belonging to James Woods' character Quentin was owned by Phil Kaufman, road manager for Gram Parsons at the time of his death. Kaufman's subsequent actions became the basis for the film Grand Theft Parsons (2003). The cast and crew of Night Moves were shooting at the house on the day the police came to question Kaufman, and as they were taking him away, Arthur Penn turned to Gene Hackman and said, "Man, we're shooting the wrong movie". See more »
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 »
You told me fairy tales... About Malone... Billy Danreuther... The President getting shot... Your erect nipples!
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Terrific film noir, benefits from a great performance by Gene Hackman
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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