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Twilight (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  6 March 1998 (USA)
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A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.

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Storyline

A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money. He walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of the actress's former husband. James Garner appears as another ex-cop who also does occasional errands for the couple. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Some people can buy their way out of anything. Except the past.


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

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6 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,866,411 (USA) (6 March 1998)

Gross:

$15,030,732 (USA) (1 May 1998)
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When Harry and Gloria are under the pier, their conversation doesn't match how and when their lips are moving. See more »

Quotes

Harry: You ever hear of a guy by the name of Lester Ivar?
Catherine: No.
Harry: Someone shot him today.
Catherine: I'm sorry. Was he a friend of yours?
Harry: Not really...Never heard of him, huh?
Catherine: No.
[A long beat]
Harry: You're lying.
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Blues Stay Away from Me
Written by Alton Delmore (as A. Delmore), Rabon Delmore (as R. Delmore), Wayne Raney (as W. Raney) and Henry Glover (as H. Glover)
Performed by The Notting Hillbillies
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./Mercury Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Thoroughly enjoyable
25 December 1998 | by (Atherton,CA) – See all my reviews

Didn't expect much because of the cool reception by critics(esp.Ebert),but was very pleasantly surprised. The acting, writing, and photography are first rate.Was glad to see Richard Russo's film writing come off so well. This is worth renting!


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