A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
Luther Whitney is a master jewel thief. While robbing the safe of a house, he witnesses the murder of a young woman by The Secret Service and the President of the United States. Now he is targeted for death by the young woman's husband, The Secret Service and the President.Written by
As Richmond attacks Christy Sullivan at the beginning of the movie, he rips her dress. While her dress is intact later, this may have been part of the damage control by his team. See more »
[Looking at Christy's body]
I'd been married to my Rebecca for forty-seven years. When she died, I decided I never wanted that pain again. One thing I knew about Christy, she was going to outlive me.
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There are many things about this movie which are nice. It surely follows the Eastwood/Siegel/Leone tradition, quick takes etc. but it's a nice film in many ways. A nice touch is the musical theme written by Eastwood himself, the second time of late he has done this. There's jazz anytime Eastwood can get it in there, but the performances from Linney and Ed Harris are convincing. This is a stellar cast that is used well. And yes, you can glimpse the Santa Monica mountains in Washington DC...
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