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Sunset (1988)

 -  Crime | Action | Comedy  -  29 April 1988 (USA)
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Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

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Whilst making a silent film about the life of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, veteran actor 'Tom Mix' (Bruce Willis) discovers that the real Earp ('James Garner') is on the film set as a technical advisor. The two become friends, but when a murder takes place, the two become partners and set about tracking down the killer. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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They broke every rule, loved every woman, took every risk and solved the most shocking murder in the history of Beverly Hills. And it's all true. Give or take a lie or two.


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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,594,452 (USA)
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James Garner and Dermot Mulroney have both played the role of private detective Jim Rockford. Garner had the role in the long-running 1970's TV series "The Rockford Files" while Mulroney played the role in a 2010 TV movie remake. See more »

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Wyatt Earp died before the 1929 Academy Awards ceremonies took place. See more »

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[last title card]
Title Card: ...and that's the way it really happened.
Title Card: Give or take a lie or two.
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Black And Tan Fantasy
Performed by Duke Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
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An Underappreciated Gem
15 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Sunset" is the blackest of black comedies. I was surprised to learn from watching it on TV last night what a really fun movie it is, given the uniformly bad reviews it received. Pay no attention to the critics, this is good stuff. Bruce Willis, as Tom Mix, and James Garner, as Wyatt Earp, have never been better at their laid-back charm-boy schtick. The plot, while complex and often violent, is not to be taken seriously -- or better still, not to be thought about at all. In this connection, just remember what the movie itself tells you, "It's all true, give or take a lie or two." In addition to Willis's and Garner's stellar performances, Kathleen Quinlan, as Mix's long suffering girl friend, is a hoot. The mood of time and place -- 1929 Hollywood -- is perfectly captured: interesting costumes, great looking vintage cars, the last gasp of the Jazz Age just before the Depression. Highly recommended, 7 out of 10.


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