Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »
A major league star who is on the verge of breaking a record, meets a singer and they get married, but they have different goals, so they separate, jeopardizing his opportunity in sports and the possibility of making up with his wife.
Rebecca De Mornay,
San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »
At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his ... See full summary »
Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage. During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. In trying to help this beautiful woman, he must enter a crime-world of prostitution and drugs to solve a murder, while resisting the temptation to return to his alcohol abuse. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Oliver Stone was very displeased with how the final version of the film turned out as it had little to do with his original script, which subsequently was re-written by Robert Towne and then revised by Hal Ashby in improvisation. He said he only visited the set once, and wanted to have his name taken off the picture but it was too late as the credits were already made up for it. See more »
When Matt is laying on top of the fence at his house the position of the newspaper on the driveway changes depending on the shot. See more »
You think I'm a fool? That's rude, man. You're being disrespectful and rude.
Matthew 'Matt' Scudder:
Rude? Come on, you were rude all over the fucking street with Sunny, weren't you? Rude?
Let me explain something to you, what happend to Sunny, man. What happened to her, is people think that if you have to kill somebody in the course of... doing business, sometimes it pays to advertise. You know, make it messy. Remind people they bleed when they die. It might even prevent more killings.
Matthew 'Matt' Scudder:
You're a real humanitarian.
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Ex-cop Jeff Bridges wants to bring down drug dealer Andy Garcia
"8 Million Ways to Die" is a neo-noir that seems not to have much of an original story but yet this movie has a good many memorable scenes and performances that make it stand out and deliver the entertainment goods.
Jeff Bridges is a major Hollywood star and he shows why in this film. He is immensely believable as an alcoholic ex-cop trying to kick the habit. He keeps us interested the whole way as he investigates a murder. Andy Garcia is a worthy drug lord opponent who comes up against Bridges in a bunch of different scenes. It's always a better movie when we see these confrontations between good guy and bad guy and when they seem real. This movie has that. The next to last confrontation is a doozie, involving an extended Mexican standoff. Randy Brooks moves in and out at crucial times. There are two ladies of the night involved, Alexandra Paul (who briefly goes fully nude) and Rosanna Arquette who keeps her clothes on in this one.
I wouldn't worry about who wrote what in the script or who directed what or the trials and tribulations of getting this film in the can. I wouldn't worry too much about its rough edges, which seem to include some improvisation. Just sit back and take it for what it is, a tale that's not really complex but is still gripping and entertaining.
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