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Palmetto (1998)

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A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

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(as Volker Schlondorff)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux
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Nina
Rolf Hoppe ...
Felix Malroux
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Donnely
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Odette (as Chloe Sevigny)
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John Renick
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Miles Meadows
Joe Hickey ...
Lawyer
Ralph Wilcox ...
Judge
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Bartender (as Peter Paul Deleo)
Hal Jones ...
Ed
Salvador Levy ...
Driver
Richard Booker ...
Billy Holden
Mikki Scanlon ...
Alda renick (as Mikki McKeever)
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Storyline

After being released from prison on a bum charge, Harry Barber is out for some payback to regain the two years he has lost. He is hired by Mrs. Malroux to fake the kidnapping of her stepdaughter (the daughter of a dying millionaire). He discovers that he is being set up on multiple levels and will soon face a longer prison sentence if he does not prove the truth to the police. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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In a town this bad, it's hard to be good...


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

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Release Date:

20 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Just Another Sucker  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 167,468 (Germany) (3 April 1998)

Gross:

$5,840,581 (USA) (15 May 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When on the beach, walking to the right of the screen, you can see a camera man carrying his equipment. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[palmetto bug chirping over typical prison sounds]
Harry Barber: They're not as bad as you might think. In fact, sometimes they're pretty good company.
[pause]
Harry Barber: And you can get used to just about anything in prison, even a palmetto bug.
[pause]
Harry Barber: I tried writing again. Nothing came out that didn't sound bitter and cynical. And there's nothing worse than a writer who doesn't have anything to say.
[pause]
Harry Barber: Well... that's me, Harry Barber.
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gooooood
17 December 2000 | by (Brasov, Romania) – See all my reviews

I saw this film for the second time yesterday and i enjoyed it just as much as the first time. It has everything a black thriller needs. Good plot, with a lot of plot twists, interesting scenes, great characters, and good acting (Woody Harrelson is really good as an ex-convict getting involved in a fake kidnapping). Still the action is slow in many moments. Very good ending. Vote: 7 out of 10.


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