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Cleve
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Dennis Meechum
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Roberta Gillian
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Holly Meechum
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David Madlock
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Graham
Anne Pitoniak ...
Mrs. Foster
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Cleve's mother
Sully Boyar ...
Monks
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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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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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Writing A Book Is Easy. Writing A Best Seller Is Murder. See more »


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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

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$4,278,150 (USA)
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The name of the novel that Dennis Meechum (Brian Dennehy was writing was "Retribution". 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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David Madlock: [Lt. Meechum is admiring his collection] First editions, every one of them.
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PERFECT ENDING
Words and lyrics by Lamont Dozier
Performed by Ben E. King
Produced by Lamont Dozier
Executive producer: Joe Regis
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perfect casting of james woods and dennehy make it work
26 November 2000 | by (new york, n.y.) – See all my reviews

I watched this because imdb users rated it well, and I wasn't disappointed. The casting of woods and brian dennehy is perfect which helps to make the story of an ex-hitman telling his story to cop-turned-author believable. Scenes at woods" boyhood home, and his parents also help; Woods" ex-hitman character is written and played as a real, multi-dimensional person, not as a stereotype.. The scene about the gift in the plane and his wanting to befriend dennehy, are quite touching.


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