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Gotham (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Title: Gotham (TV Movie 1988)

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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 ...
Grandfather
Peter Jobin ...
Doorman
Michael Villella ...
Cop (as Michael Villela)
David Cryer ...
Waiter
Molly Johnson ...
Female Singer
Hugh McCarten ...
Piano Player
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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 »

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Rachel Carlyle: You can believe it, Eddie. Don't you know? Ghosts can't lie.
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Every Step of the Way
Written by J.B. White
Performed by J.B. White
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Sexy, mysterious and off-beat
1 January 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy this quirky, sensual film, but even after several viewings, I am still a bit confused about the plot. It's not one of those bizarre films where you shake your head and say "what?", but rather one that keeps you going up and down different alleyways. Tommy Lee Jones is very sexy and perfectly cast as the rough and tumble private eye hired to get a man's dead wife off his trail. But, is the wife really dead? What is fantasy and what is reality? Virginia Madsen is drop dead gorgeous, no pun intended. She and Tommy Lee Jones have a very hot sexual chemistry between them. This is the only movie with the formidable Mr. Jones that I have seen him engaged in a passionate, nude love scene. This alone is worth renting the movie. It's not great, but it's very old-fashioned, gritty film noir, and extremely sexy, and definitely not predictable.


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