A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the ... See full summary »
Steve Everett, Oakland Tribune journalist with a passion for women and alcohol, is given the coverage of the upcoming execution of murderer Frank Beachum. His attractive colleague Michelle died in a car accident the night before. Bob Findley, Steve's boss and husband to Steve's current affair, wants him dead and gone as soon as possible. When Steve stumbles across the possibility of Frank Beachum being innocently on death row, Bob feels his time to have come. Now Steve only has a few hours left to prove the innocence of Frank and to be right with this theory, as he definitely will be history if he's not. Written by
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Denis Leary stated that he had never watched this movie, believing that his head would explode if he saw himself acting in a scene next to Clint Eastwood. See more »
Everett drives from Oakland to San Quentin more than once on the same day he takes his daughter to the zoo. Given the traffic conditions in the Bay Area and the 30 miles or so from the Tribune building to the prison and the bureaucratic hassles of visiting a prisoner, the time line becomes highly suspect. See more »
Dr. Roger Waters:
Blood pressure: 120 over 70. Normal. All right, open wide. Looks fine. Healthy as a horse. Just one more thing, Luther.
Warden Luther Plunkitt:
You got to whiz in the cup, Frank. Then we're done.
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True Crime is a fairly engaging movie that has some good performances.
Eastwood as the director stages the action well and moves the plot
forward. Only in the scenes where he takes his daughter to the zoo does
the film tend to lose a little momentum. Then again, a scene like that
helps illustrate the character that Eastwood is playing. He'll follow a
story, but he'll try to make time for his daughter. Eastwood the actor,
he seems to enjoy the roles of the tough but flawed theme. His
character in True Crime is a womanizer, and a former drunk. Good
characters always have flaws and Eastwood can play them with his eyes
closed. The supporting cast is well rounded and helps advance the
narrative. The only qualm I had was that Eastwood the director,
should've tightened the running time and made the story that much more
urgent. We've all seen the beat the clock films and this one's no
exception. What could've made this movie better is a brisker pace, but
Eastwood the director chose a more laid back style. After thirty years
in the business, Eastwood can do whatever he wants with his films. He's
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