He was brilliant in "The Days of Wine and Roses." He won an Academy Award for "Save the Tiger." Now Jack Lemmon teams with one of today's most arrestingly beautiful stars in a unique and compelling story. See more »
During the 1980s, actors Jack Lemmon and James Woods, who star in this movie, both starred in movies involving South American / Central American conflict. The pictures were Missing (1982) and Salvador (1986) respectively. Woods and Lemmon were both Oscar nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award for these two films but neither won for their parts. See more »
It's not a complex political thriller, and it's not a supernatural mystery drama, nor is it advanced finance/accounting - but it's still quite confusing. Maybe I need to see it again, no idea. I saw it many years ago, in German (thanks to the "wisdom" of synchronization). I remember it as a muddled, pointless comedy melodrama, though there wasn't much to laugh or chuckle to here.
But the real problem I had with this strange 70s movie is the casting of Genevieve Bujold as a gypsy: it is pure insanity. Haven't these Hollywood dopes ever seen real gypsies? In the U.S. the term "gypsy" may signify or imply "cute" so maybe they thought they should cast a cute actress such as Bujold undoubtedly is. They dyed her hair so heavily that it's blacker than black - but it didn't help. It can't. She is about as gypsy-looking as Robert Redford would be Italian-looking if they dyed HIS hair (he was the original choice for Michael Corleone in "The Godfather", believe it or not).
I live in Serbia and see gypsies every day. They'd laugh at this movie.
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