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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 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
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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 »
After Catherine Ames leaves the pool and talks to Harry Ross you can see her hair is not wet, despite having been diving in the pool. See more »
[Harry turns away when he sees Catherine swimming nude.]
Honestly, Harry. Did you see me in "The Last Rebel"?
And you saw me in "The End of Desire"?
Then I think you've seen everything there is of me to see.
I also remember a movie your husband made. He shot 12 guys with a 6-shot revolver. I ain't gonna argue with that kind of marksmanship.
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With all the action-schlock movies coming out of Hollywood, and all the obsession with special effects, it is nice to have a movie about real characters with some real acting. This is a great cast with Newman in his usual fine form, and Hackman, Sarandon, and Garner reminding us what real acting is all about. I don't know why this film reminded me of L.A.Confidential in the story line, but this film's characters have depth and texture, unlike the cardboard cutouts of that movie. The gritty plot, about past crime, betrayal, friendship, and loyalty, is not without its moments of sardonic humor, and Elmer Bernstein, who has been around forever, still churns out a great score. A grownup movie for grownups.
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