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Bernie LaPlante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him, and has custody of their son. The cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe while rescuing passengers of a plane crash. Being a thief who is down on his luck, he takes advantage of the rescue, but then someone else claims credit for it. Written by
Reportedly, Dustin Hoffman didn't get along with director Stephen Frears while shooting the movie, to the point where during one occasion yelled for everyone to hear: "Directors who listen to my advices win Oscars and those who don't, go direct Havana (1990)" - a take on Sydney Pollack(I) who directed Hoffman in Tootsie (1982), another director he didn't get along. But whatever happened between Frears and Hoffman was probably forgotten. They got back together many years later in The Program (2015). See more »
After the plane crash the brake lights on Bernie's car stay on after he has gotten out of the car See more »
With a cast of the best actors of our time and one of the great ironic scripts, second to none in adventure story line, this film is relentlessly powerful. Hoffman, Garcia and Davis misunderstand and misrepresent each other to a fine tease in a magnificent display of the highs and lows of being human in America in the late twentieth century.
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