Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with ... See full summary »
Carol Ann MacKay is a fine, popular nurse at a retirement home, and spends her free time with her hunky athletic husband Wayne MacKay, who was the star of her school's football team when ... See full summary »
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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Paul Newman's Harry Ross 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 (1998) was meant to be an unofficial end to the Harper saga making the three films an unofficial trilogy. Newman has said he liked returning to his old characters as he did it with Eddie Felson in The Color of Money (1986) twenty-five years after The Hustler (1961) with great success winning a Best Actor Oscar for the reprized role. Newman's Lew Harper character was the movie version of Lew Archer, the protagonist in Ross Macdonald's famous private eye novels. In Twilight (1998), 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 private detective created by MacDonald. 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 off the recorder before stating the date and time? 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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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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