Apple and Ridley Scott presented the most awaited event of 1984: the introduction of Apple Macintosh personal computer to the world. With a concept directly influenced by George Orwell's ... See full summary »
In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza. Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. When Venza threatens Claire, the contact of Mike with Claire gets closer and conflicts him, dividing between the love for his family and the heat passion for Claire and the fascination for her world. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The classical piece of music entitled "Lakmé" (Viens Malika... Dôme épais le jasmine) by Léo Delibes featured in this Ridley Scott film had previously featured in his brother Tony Scott's earlier movie The Hunger (1983) which had been made and released around four years earlier. See more »
The newspaper which Mike is carrying on his way to his first shift guarding Claire has the word "SUPERMEN!" on the back page. He is carrying an identical newspaper three or four days later. See more »
Det. Mike Keegan:
Hey! We got food back there, you know; all right? Hey, thanks for comin' - good to see ya. Come on in, get a drink. T.J...
Det. Mike Keegan:
Set 'em up with a drink.
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Viens Malika... Dôme épais le jasmin
(Duet from opéra-comique "Lakmé")
Composed by Léo Delibes
Conducted by Alain Lombard
Performed by Mady Mesplé (Lakmé, soprano), Danielle Millet (Malika, mezzo-soprano)
Courtesy of EMI Pathe-Marconi/Capitol Records, Inc. See more »
How has Tom Berenger slipped out of the view of Hollywood? This man is a real talent, who conveys the confusion and pathos of an untenable situation with passion, conviction and realism.
Scott makes the tension palpable, and the supporting cast is so well rounded that IMHO it makes one of the best ever cinematic experiences. Mimi Rogers puts in a credible performance as a tortured socialite and the thrill of the chase makes for some startling and real scenes which keep you on the edge of your seat. If you want great entertainment without the hugest cerebral challenge (!) this is a fab way to spend an evening.
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