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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Mexican Bartender
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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Did You Know?


The movie clip that Paul Newman and Gene Hackman view briefly toward the end of the film is of a much younger Hackman along with Dabney Coleman from Downhill Racer (1969). 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 »


Raymond Hope: Jack Ames couldn't get blood out of a sock with a washing machine and a bottle of Clorox. Me, I can get blood out of a sock.
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Forgettable plot
24 September 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

The script is weak but the acting is another story. What a cast, even if Newman is getting a little long in the tooth to be playing a P.I. Hackman, Garner and Sarandan are all very watchable as a trio of conniving types hiding a deep, dark, 20-year-old secret. You can pretty much guess what it is early on, but the reason for seeing this thriller is not for the plot but to watch four veterans in action.

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