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Twilight (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria Lamar
Verna's Partner
Rene Mujica ...
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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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 film was made and released about exactly a decade before the same titled and unrelated Twilight (2008) See more »


When Harry and Gloria are under the pier, their conversation doesn't match how and when their lips are moving. See more »


Harry: I was hoping to talk to Jack.
Catherine: And here I thought it was my company. Jack took a sedative and went to bed. Something got him terribly upset this afternoon. I had an idea that maybe you might know what happened. (He says nothing) Course not. That's why people hire you, cause you're mute!
Harry: Where's Mel?
Catherine: She came home for about twenty minutes then went to work. She's working on a low budget picture. They had a night shoot. She had a very interesting question. She wanted to know why the hell you're ...
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Written by Alton Delmore (as A. Delmore), Rabon Delmore (as R. Delmore), Wayne Raney (as W. Raney) and Henry Glover (as H. Glover)
Performed by The Notting Hillbillies
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./Mercury Records Ltd.
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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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