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Gotham (1988)

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
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Landlord
Alec Willows ...
Bartender
Jack Creley ...
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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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21 August 1988 (USA)  »

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The Dead Can't Lie  »

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The address which Rachel gives Eddie - 330 Central Park West - does not, and could not exist in reality, as all residences on Central Park West have odd-numbered addresses. The even-numbered address side of the street is actually the side of the street that Central Park borders. See more »

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Rachel Carlyle: There's nothing fair about me, Eddie. I start the game owning Boardwalk and Park Place... and everybody pays. Thanks for the drink, Eddie. It was fun.
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Danny Boy
Composed by Frederick Edward Weatherly (as Frederic E. Weatherly)
Performed by J.B. White (uncredited)
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Subtle, sardonic, and at times very disquieting
23 March 2004 | by (Madison, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I first saw Gotham in 1989 and then in 2001 and it stood up well: Gotham is on the one hand an ironic tribute to hard-boiled detective movies, but it chooses to keep its irony under the surface rather than over-the-top, telling a susupenseful and carefully unfolded story with real twists and turns even as it tosses the occasional wink taht we've seen the set-pieces before. There is real suspense as we watch Tommy Lee Jones get in way over his head--he takes it well enough when he discovers, early on, that he is indeed dealing with a malicious ghost--but from there on he is forced to watch with his own investigators detatchemht as he fall in love with this ghost, going down hill physically and every other way step by step--at the end, he is faced with a battle for his soul as serious as Sam Spades faces at the end of "Maltese Falcon"--and, even at the end, the wry humor returns to wrap it all nicely up. By the way--keep yuour eye out for spooky oddities at ther corner of your vision--they are there!


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