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Everybody Wins (1990)

A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Karel Reisz

Writers:

Arthur Miller (play), Arthur Miller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Winger ... Angela Crispini
Nick Nolte ... Tom O'Toole
Will Patton ... Jerry
Judith Ivey ... Connie
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Amy
Jack Warden ... Judge Harry Murdoch
Frank Converse ... Charley Haggerty
Frank Military ... Felix
Steven Skybell ... Father Mancini
Mary Louise Wilson ... Jean
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Bellanca
Peter Appel ... Sonny
Sean Weil ... Montana
Timothy D. Wright Timothy D. Wright ... Defense Attorney
Elizabeth Ann Klein Elizabeth Ann Klein ... Judge
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Storyline

A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a Connecticut town and finds the woman isn't everything she pretends to be. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cada cual a su juego See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwich, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,372,350
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film directed by Karel Reisz. See more »

Goofs

At about three minutes 30 seconds, the lady picked up the remote control from the top of the TV and turned the TV on. Then she switched it to a news channel, but when the TV screen appeared on the screen to show the news, we can see a remote control is still on top of the TV. See more »

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It's a loss for all concerned...
27 June 2014 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Modern noir, written by Arthur Miller, drowns in pretensions while pretending to be a murder mystery; the only mystery is how this murky, congested screenplay attracted stars Nick Nolte and Debra Winger (both treading water). After a New England doctor is murdered and a young suspect is named, a schizophrenic local woman, who believes the boy is innocent, hires an investigator from out-of-town to ferret out the facts. Winger's performance is like a high-wire act: she's fruity, irrational, always teetering on total collapse. Perhaps with handling that was more restrictive and writing that had more focus, this unbalanced character might have generated audience empathy (or at least made some sense). As it is, she's the wobbly centerpiece of an already-shaky melodrama, one that eventually crumbles around the actors like a house of cards. NO STARS from ****


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