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Bob Rafelson has stated that this is the final part of an informal trilogy he started with "Five Easy Pieces" and continued with "The King Of Marvin Gardens". In the three, Nicholson has now played son, brother and father. In this one, Nicholson is a wealthy wine dealer who has distanced himself from his wife with his philandering and from his son with his negligence. After he steals a diamond necklace with the help of a safecracker partner, Victor, things start coming apart. His wife sets out to interrupt what she thinks is another one of his weekend dalliances, but is really his trip to pawn the jewels. Written by
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All star cast and great plot possibilities are wasted on this movie. First of all, the love triangle turns out to be unsatisfying because nothing really comes of the "triangle", so why bother. The "crime" itself is given no more than a few minutes and produces little drama. The promised double and triple-cross and changeable loyalties that ensue after the theft in fighting over the booty play out like an episode of "Nash Bridges". Now that I think about it, this whole movie reminds me of an episode of some similar TV crime drama and could be played out easily in an hour or less with better writing and be much more entertaining.
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