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Narrow Margin (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  21 September 1990 (USA)
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A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up ... See full summary »

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Hunnicut
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Nelson (as James B. Sikking)
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Michael Tarlow
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Sgt. Dominick Benti (as M. Emmett Walsh)
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Kathryn Weller
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Jack Wootton
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Martin Larner
B.A. 'Smitty' Smith ...
Keller
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Barbara Russell ...
Nicholas' Mother (as Barbara E. Russell)
Antony Holland ...
Elderly Man
Doreen Ramos ...
Elderly Woman
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James Dahlbeck
Andrew Rhodes ...
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A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up with her, she is unwilling to testify to what she has seen, but the Mafia are on her trail. Accompanied by a deputy district attorney, the woman boards a train travelling through a remote part of Canada. The Mafia know him but they have never seen her. Written by Rob Hartill

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Le seul témoin  »

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$10,873,237 (USA)
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The movie's central character portrayed by Gene Hackman is called Robert Caulfield and is named after director Peter Hyams' former manager at a television station. Elliott Gould's character in Capricorn One (1977) has the same character name of Robert Caulfield. See more »

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As Caufield's helicopter is approaching the mountain cabin, the outside scenery alternates from treeless, snow-covered mountain peaks and deep forests. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Dominick Benti: You wouldn't happen to have a drink in there, would you?
Carol Hunnicut: You're on duty.
Sergeant Dominick Benti: I only drink when I'm on duty.
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Excellent thinking man's action movie.
18 July 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Very suspenseful movie for someone who has moved beyond Steven Segal and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Requires a certain number of neurons to be firing at the same time to really enjoy it. Gene Hackman's performance has been under appreciated. It exceeds his portrayal of Popeye Doyle in The French Connection and its sequel. This character is tough, but a lot more likable. The repartee between his character and the assassin is excellent, but as I said previously, does require some finesse.


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