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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:
Reuben Escobar
Jeff Willis
Gloria Lamar
Capt. Phil Egan
Lester Ivar
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 USA:

$5,866,411, 8 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,030,732, 3 May 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Second cinema movie collaboration of actor Gene Hackman and actress Margo Martindale. They previously appeared together in The Firm (1993). 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 »


Catherine: I can't help but notice how...familiar you've become with everything in this house.
Harry: You know what I think? (Dumping out drink) I think you're right.
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Referenced in Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005) See more »


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1 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Have you ever imagined what would happen to Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe lived to be seventy? A genuine hard-boiled detective film forty years later. The myth behind Newman's accident is hilarious. A must see!

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