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Gotham (1988)

Eddie is a private detective. When a client asks him to help persuade his ex-wife to leave him alone, Eddie says yes. Nothing strange about that ?, well 'ex' refers to the fact that she ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Fonvielle

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Lloyd Fonvielle
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Eddie Mallard
Virginia Madsen ... Rachel Carlyle
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ... Charlie Rand
Denise Stephenson ... Debbie
Kevin Jarre Kevin Jarre ... Tim
Frederic Forrest ... Father George
J.B. White ... Jimbo
Michael Chapman ... Landlord
Alec Willows ... Bartender
Jack Creley ... Grandfather
Peter Jobin Peter Jobin ... Doorman
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Cop (as Michael Villela)
David Cryer David Cryer ... Waiter
Molly Johnson Molly Johnson ... Female Singer
Hugh McCarten Hugh McCarten ... Piano Player
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Eddie is a private detective. When a client asks him to help persuade his ex-wife to leave him alone, Eddie says yes. Nothing strange about that ?, well 'ex' refers to the fact that she died 10 years ago. Eddie thinks this will be an 'easy money' case, but soon falls for the beautiful woman who insists she's no ghost. Is she, or isn't she ?. Watch and find out. Written by Rob Hartill

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Some Passions Can Be Deadly

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Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dead Can't Lie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones would later appear as Harvey Dent in Batman Forever (1995), which is set in the fictional Gotham City. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Carlyle: You can believe it, Eddie. Don't you know? Ghosts can't lie.
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Soundtracks

Bemba Colora
Composed by José Claro Fumero (as Jose Claro Fumero)
Performed by Fania All Stars
Courtesy of Fania Records
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Very good but a little confusing
9 December 1998 | by McthorpeSee all my reviews

This film was probably better if viewed when it is not one a.m. in the morning but the BBC in their wisdom decided to relegate a classy film like this to the slot around midnight. In fact if it had not been on straight after Highlander I probably would not have watched it. If I hadn't I would have missed a treat. Tommy Lee Jones was at his brilliant best as the private dick hired to find a man's dead wife. I did miss a bit in the middle which did not help but I was a little confused for quite a while about who was and who was not dead. Maybe that was the entire point of the film. But the film does carry an important message "The dead can't lie. It's something I've learnt."


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