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Twilight (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  6 March 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Storyline

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.


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

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6 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Harry: You ever hear of a guy by the name of Lester Ivar?
Catherine: No.
Harry: Someone shot him today.
Catherine: I'm sorry. Was he a friend of yours?
Harry: Not really...Never heard of him, huh?
Catherine: No.
[A long beat]
Harry: You're lying.
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues Stay Away from Me
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.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of this year's best
6 March 1999 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

This may be one of the most underrated movies ever. Robert Benton's sharp, smart, moving and funny tribute to the "film noire" genre was undeservingly scolded by most of the critics and it is a real shame. "Twilight" is one of a few movies I saw this year, that reminds us the taste of a really good cinema. It stars a team of Hollywood's greatest stars, it has a truly great script, it's relatively short (and you will be sorry it ended that fast) and it is a total enjoyment for any movie lover. And if it's not enough, there is an incredibly hot sex scene with an amazingly sexy Rhis Witherspoon. You shouldn't miss that, I guarantee you.


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