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Gotham (1988)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Thriller  |  21 August 1988 (USA)
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Eddie is a private detective. When a client asks him to help persuade his ex-wife to leave him alone, Eddie says yes. Nothing strange about that ?, well 'ex' refers to the fact that she ... See full summary »

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Eddie Mallard
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Rachel Carlyle
Colin Bruce ...
Charlie Rand
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Debbie
Kevin Jarre ...
Tim
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Father George
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Jimbo
Michael Chapman ...
Landlord
Alec Willows ...
Bartender
Jack Creley ...
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Peter Jobin ...
Doorman
Michael Villella ...
Cop (as Michael Villela)
David Cryer ...
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Molly Johnson ...
Female Singer
Hugh McCarten ...
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Eddie is a private detective. When a client asks him to help persuade his ex-wife to leave him alone, Eddie says yes. Nothing strange about that ?, well 'ex' refers to the fact that she died 10 years ago. Eddie thinks this will be an 'easy money' case, but soon falls for the beautiful woman who insists she's no ghost. Is she, or isn't she ?. Watch and find out. Written by Rob Hartill

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Some Passions Can Be Deadly

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Thriller

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21 August 1988 (USA)  »

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The Dead Can't Lie  »

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Tommy Lee Jones would later appear in the 1995 movie "Batman Forever", which is set in the fictional Gotham City. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Carlyle: Whatever they tell you about me is true. I'm worse than you can imagine. But don't ever say you didn't know.
Eddie Mallard: I don't know anything any more. I don't know what I'm doing.
Rachel Carlyle: You chose me. And you'll go on choosing me, as awful as it gets.
Eddie Mallard: Why will I do that?
Rachel Carlyle: Because you love me. Because YOU love ME.
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Every Step of the Way
Written by J.B. White
Performed by J.B. White
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Very good but a little confusing
9 December 1998 | by (Nr. Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This film was probably better if viewed when it is not one a.m. in the morning but the BBC in their wisdom decided to relegate a classy film like this to the slot around midnight. In fact if it had not been on straight after Highlander I probably would not have watched it. If I hadn't I would have missed a treat. Tommy Lee Jones was at his brilliant best as the private dick hired to find a man's dead wife. I did miss a bit in the middle which did not help but I was a little confused for quite a while about who was and who was not dead. Maybe that was the entire point of the film. But the film does carry an important message "The dead can't lie. It's something I've learnt."


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