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Absolute Power (1997)

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A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

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Storyline

Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy. Written by Kristie Murray <hankm@cris.com>

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

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,770,220, 17 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,007,168, 15 June 1997
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2.39 : 1
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman; and four Oscar nominees: Ed Harris, Judy Davis, Laura Linney, and Richard Jenkins. See more »

Goofs

When Luther drives Walter Sullivan to the White House at the end of the movie, the car's windshield is dry when seen from outside, but wet when seen from inside. See more »

Quotes

Kate Whitney: Why'd you come?
Luther Whitney: I couldn't have my daughter thinking I was a murderer.
Kate Whitney: No, I mean why did you come to the restaurant this afternoon? You must have suspected something, or else you wouldn't have been prepared.
Luther Whitney: My daughter wanted to see me.
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Connections

Featured in Especial Cannes: 50 Anos de Festival (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Kate's Theme
Composed by Clint Eastwood
Orchestrated and conducted by Lennie Niehaus
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Brilliant!! A great piece of work.
7 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have to say, that, ok maybe some of the actions of this film are a little manifested, but nevertheless, it holds for some nice suspense when it is required, and it also has a lot of eclectic moments(i.e. moments when the feeling is far from previous, yet conveyed appropriately). Besides the plot, this film has a wonderful, albeit short, soundtrack(composed by Clint), and good settings. A nice little ending on it too. Oh, and I have to say that Ed Harris is a excellent at 'doing' the sarcastic cop. I love it!


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