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Twilight (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  6 March 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$15,030,732 (USA) (1 May 1998)
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Newman's character has a few similarities with Lew Harper, the private eye played by Newman in Harper (1966) and The Drowning Pool (1975). It is quite possible that "Twilight" is meant to be an unofficial end to the saga of Harper. Newman said he liked returning to his old characters, he did it with Eddie Felson in The Color of Money (1986) 25 years after The Hustler (1961) with great success. Lew Harper was the movie version of Lew Archer, the protagonist in Ross MacDonald's famous novels. In "Twilight", Newman plays Harry Ross, which is probably a nod to MacDonald. Gene Hackman played a detective named "Harry Moseby" in Night Moves (1975), also based on a P.I. created by Ross MacDonald. See more »

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A highly professional piece of work.
24 January 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie didn't do well with the critics or at the box office but if you're in a nostalgic mood I'll think you'll enjoy it. The nostalgia is not just for the stars, Newman, Hackforth and Garner but for the whole private eye genre of the forties. All three stars show why they have been tops for so long. At 73 Newman can still make the action and the sex scenes creditable. It gives new hope to men of a certain age everywhere! It is a film that probably plays better on TV than in a movie house. The pace is leisurely but there is some nice sharp dialogue and atmospheric camera work. All this plus a moody score by Leonard Bernstein make for a highly professional entertainment. The more I think about it the more I like it.


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