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Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Margaret Wells
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Nelson Crowe
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Vic Grimes
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Tod Stapp
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Julie Ames
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Judge Beach
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Les Goodwin
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Walter Curl
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Bobby Birdsong
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Al
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John Cartwain
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Sherry Bie ...
Mrs. Beach
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Phil
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Doctor
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Storyline

Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent individuals. Crowe, working with Margaret Wells (another former Covert Operations operative), blackmails and bribes a State Supreme Court judge, but the deal sours. One of Crowe's co-workers, Tod Stapp, discovers Crowe's current CIA involvement in a plot to overthrow Grimes, and blackmails him to be cut in on the deal. More blackmail occurs as Wells manipulates Crowe to kill Grimes, then the CIA uses that discovery to blackmail Wells into killing Crowe. Who can you trust??? Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Bribery. Blackmail. Murder. Specialities of the house.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic shootings, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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20 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duo mortel  »

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$3,700,000 (USA)
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Laurence Fishburne shot his scenes on weekdays as he was also concurrently working on Higher Learning (1995) at the time. See more »

Quotes

Nelson Crowe: You and I are forever. I decide when forever ends.
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Soundtracks

ELEVATE MY MIND
Written by Nicholas Hallam and Richard Birch
Performed by The Stereo MCs (as Stereo MC's)
Courtesy of Gee Street/Island Records Ltd.
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A good story, good acting, but a bit slow
30 April 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I rented this because it was written by Ross Thomas, and I'm a huge fan of his novels. I wanted to see how his ideas were put on the screen. The story line and plot twists are very Thomas, but the characters seemed a little one-dimensional. He is great at building characters in his novels, but there just isn't enough time to do that in a movie. I needed to see vulnerability in each character, when all that was given was cold calculation (which even the hardest CIA agent is NOT).

The sex scenes seemed forced, and I bet that they weren't in the original script. Thomas doesn't need to use sex to relate characters to each other, but it's a quick 'gimmie' for the film.

I recommend this movie to any Ross Thomas fan, especially given that it was probably the last thing he wrote before he died. Otherwise, watch it if you're into mystery, but know that it's not very thrilling, and can move slowly at times.


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