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Absolute Power (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 February 1997 (USA)
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A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

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Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy. Written by Kristie Murray <hankm@cris.com>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 2,426,607,000 (Italy) (30 May 1997)

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$50,007,168 (USA) (13 June 1997)
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The film screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. See more »

Goofs

The manor that Luther robs is only three stories high (clearly visible from the rows of windows on the outside) yet he walks up four flights of stairs to get to the safe in Christy Sullivan's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Repairman: Just part of my job.
Seth Frank: I hate it when people say that. "Just part of my job." It *is* your fucking job.
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Kate's Theme
Composed by Clint Eastwood
Orchestrated and conducted by Lennie Niehaus
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Disappointment
7 June 2006 | by (Praha - Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Initially I must say I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, both as an actor and as a director. I love and admire his unforced and natural style of both acting and directing.

I just now have watched this movie and am really disappointed. In one sentence - in my opinion - Clint didn't put his heart to this movie. No wonder, the plot is very weak, predictable and very, very artificial. I didn't believe a single moment in the movie. Also the screenplay contains only simple sentences what makes the characters quite flat. This is projected to the acting which is not really good. I haven't noticed one actor that would really try to do his best. All of the main actors can perform much better. But again this script wouldn't allow them. And finally I get to the directing jog - again quite poor. Clint definitely didn't push the actors and somewhat let them float through the scenes on a medium level.

Summary - for a huge fan of Clint big disappointment. Average thriller with predictable and synthetic plot.


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