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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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Young Cop #1
Younger Cop (as Patrick Y. Malone)


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 <>

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Magic Hour  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$15,030,732 (USA) (1 May 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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The movie was filmed at LAPD's Hollywood Division Stationhouse. The police officers seen in the background are not extras and background artists but actual police officers. See more »


At the end of the film when the interrogation of Ross ends, the police detective switches off the tape recorder, and then states the date and time. Why would he switch switch off the recorder before stating the date and time? See more »


Mel: I know I've been a pain in the ass.
Harry: I don't mind. I didn't much like it when you shot me, though.
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References The Perfect Weapon (1991) See more »


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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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