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Red Letters (2000)

A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.

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Dennis Burke
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Lydia Davis
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Gretchen Van Buren
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Thurston Clarque
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Detective Glen Teal
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Dean Van Buren
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Karen Clarque
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Schminick
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Lenzo Russo
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Nancy Maxwell
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Molly
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After a sexual harassment incident, Dennis Burke, a Nathaniel Hawthorne scholar, goes to work at a California college. He begins correspondence with an imprisoned murderer, Lydia Davis. Burke is finding old habits hard to break, developing relationships with obsessive coeds. Meanwhile, Lydia escapes from prison. Dennis and his colleague Thurston, a computer scientist and hacker, find themselves caught in a web of intrigue. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong language including sexual dialogue, and for some nudity | See all certifications »
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25 November 2000 (South Korea)  »

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Späte Abrechnung  »

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Dennis Burke grabs a newspaper and reads a headline, relevant to the plot, that indicates State Manhunt Widens. But if you pause the frame and read the text of the article below the headline, you see it is a bogus article about teenage curfew, totally unrelated to the headline. See more »

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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

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Faust
(At the Opera)
Music by Charles Gounod
Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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Red Letters is worth watching!
19 August 2000 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Good performances by a great cast. Fairuza Balk looked great as a student who knew how to raise her grade in more ways than one. Peter Coyote played a widowed professor obsessed with the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and a sucker for the young women in his class. The plot was refreshing unpredictable and complex. The sexual undertones and twists were reminiscent of the movie "Body Heat". Jeremy Piven provided some great comic relief moments as the computer science professor turned internet hacker. This made for an entertaining and interesting movie worth watching. Look for a cameo by Pauly Shore, too.


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