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The Underneath (1995)

Underneath (original title)
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A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Don Tracy (novel), Steven Soderbergh (screenplay) (as Sam Lowry) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Michael Chambers
Alison Elliott ... Rachel
William Fichtner ... Tommy Dundee
Adam Trese ... David Chambers
Joe Don Baker ... Clay Hinkle
Paul Dooley ... Ed Dutton
Shelley Duvall ... Nurse
Elisabeth Shue ... Susan Crenshaw
Anjanette Comer ... Mrs. Chambers
Dennis Hill Dennis Hill ... Guard Tom
Harry Goaz ... Guard Casey
Mark Feltch Mark Feltch ... Guard George
Jules Sharp Jules Sharp ... Hinkle's Assistant
Kenneth D. Harris Kenneth D. Harris ... Mantrap Guard
Vincent Gaskins Vincent Gaskins ... Michael's Partner
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Storyline

Michael Chambers returns home to celebrate his mother's marriage. Michael had been ousted from his home town due to his gambling indiscretions and had left his wife to deal with the mess he created. He now must reassimilate back into the town, renew his relationships with his family and friends (and enemies) and, most of all, seek out his ex-wife to woo her again. In the process, he obtains a job working with his mother's new husband as an armored car driver. He almost seems the perfect prodigal son as he finds his niche back in the community and his way back into his ex's heart. His troubles surmount when he and his wife are caught in the act by her hoodlum boyfriend/fiancé. To get out of this predicament, Michael must concoct a plan to heist of a payroll being carried by his armored car company. Written by Joel Schesser <joelsd@aol.com>

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Taglines:

For passion, betrayal and murder... there's still no place like home.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film is featured as a bonus on "King of the Hill", released by Criterion, spine #698. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Susan Crenshaw: Are you getting off at Austin?
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Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Gals Panic
Composed by Stephen May, Lance Myers, Jeremy Pollett
Performed by Gal's Panic
(p) Varèse Sarabande, 1995
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How to "flashbacks" to confuse instead of explain.
16 November 1999 | by dewey22See all my reviews

This is better than an average movie with excellent acting. The thing that keeps this movie from being excellent is the way the director uses flashbacks. We found our selves having to stop the tape and try to figure out if the next scene was current, history or future. For instance a greenish cast is used to show a flashback and then in a present time, the scene is photographed through a greenish window at first. Peter Gallagher is shown without a beard and later shown with a greying beard.I thought that the scene was in the future. Not so, the scene went backwards in time with no explanation as to the greying beard??


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Underneath See more »

Filming Locations:

Bastrop State Park, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$141,345, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:

$536,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$536,023
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Populist Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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