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Best Seller (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  25 September 1987 (USA)
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Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cleve
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Dennis Meechum
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Roberta Gillian
Allison Balson ...
Holly Meechum
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David Madlock
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Graham
Anne Pitoniak ...
Mrs. Foster
Mary Carver ...
Cleve's mother
Sully Boyar ...
Monks
Kathleen Lloyd ...
Annie
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Cleve's Father (as Harold Tyner)
E. Brian Dean ...
Taxi Driver
Jeffrey Josephson ...
Pearlman
Edward Blackoff ...
Thorn
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Longshoreman #1
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Storyline

Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold. Written by Lars Skogan <si2_ls92362@debet.nhh.no>

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$4,278,150 (USA)
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Early in production, several trade magazines announced that the film would be called "Hardcover". See more »

Goofs

The movie very clearly states that the main action takes place in 1987. Meechum is given an invitation from Madlock to an afternoon party on "Saturday, April 22nd at noon". April 22nd fell on a Wednesday in 1987. See more »

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Cleve: Anybody can kill anybody, even the President, remember?
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thrilling, Woods is best psychopath ever, identify with Dennehy
23 June 2002 | by (Charlotte NC) – See all my reviews

This movie is disturbing. Starts out almost as a "procedural" but grows more thrilling as you begin to discover what the Woods character really is. I identified with the Dennehy character, with his initial skepticism, and growing realization that Woods is what he said he is, and worse. Woods nails the role, the psychopath with pride in his workmanship, with a three dimensional performance that is gripping and frightening. Dennehy is wonderful in the complementary role. The chemistry between them is exquisite. I think this movie will, in time, receive more recognition.


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