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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

Certificate:

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

Eddie Mallard: I humored his delusion, and I did it because the sight of $1,000 in one place turned me into an asshole.
Tim: You've been an asshole at least as long as I've known you.
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Soundtracks

Danny Boy
Composed by Frederick Edward Weatherly (as Frederic E. Weatherly)
Performed by J.B. White (uncredited)
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Sexy, mysterious and off-beat
1 January 2000 | by doeadearSee all my reviews

I really enjoy this quirky, sensual film, but even after several viewings, I am still a bit confused about the plot. It's not one of those bizarre films where you shake your head and say "what?", but rather one that keeps you going up and down different alleyways. Tommy Lee Jones is very sexy and perfectly cast as the rough and tumble private eye hired to get a man's dead wife off his trail. But, is the wife really dead? What is fantasy and what is reality? Virginia Madsen is drop dead gorgeous, no pun intended. She and Tommy Lee Jones have a very hot sexual chemistry between them. This is the only movie with the formidable Mr. Jones that I have seen him engaged in a passionate, nude love scene. This alone is worth renting the movie. It's not great, but it's very old-fashioned, gritty film noir, and extremely sexy, and definitely not predictable.


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