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Twilight (1998)

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A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.

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Robert Benton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Harry Ross
Susan Sarandon ... Catherine Ames
Gene Hackman ... Jack Ames
Reese Witherspoon ... Mel Ames
Stockard Channing ... Lt. Verna Hollander
James Garner ... Raymond Hope
Giancarlo Esposito ... Reuben Escobar
Liev Schreiber ... Jeff Willis
Margo Martindale ... Gloria Lamar
John Spencer ... Capt. Phil Egan
M. Emmet Walsh ... Lester Ivar
Peter Gregory ... Verna's Partner
Rene Mujica Rene Mujica ... Mexican Bartender
Jason Clarke ... Young Cop #1
Patrick Malone ... Younger Cop (as Patrick Y. Malone)
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Storyline

A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money. He walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of the actress's former husband. James Garner appears as another ex-cop who also does occasional errands for the couple. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Some people can buy their way out of anything. Except the past.


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Hour See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,866,411, 8 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,030,732, 3 May 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Nobody's Fool (1994), this was Paul Newman's and Writer and Director Robert Benton's final feature film collaboration. See more »

Goofs

When Harry and Gloria are under the pier, their conversation doesn't match how and when their lips are moving. See more »

Quotes

Raymond Hope: Has your prostate started acting up yet?
Harry Ames: No
Raymond Hope: Oh well, you've got that to look forward to.
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Features I Never Sang for My Father (1970) See more »

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P.M. Country Blues
Written by Peter Matz
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well-rehearsed
26 May 1999 | by buccoSee all my reviews

Lots of people will sit through a well-known symphony, already knowing how the tune goes, but not minding because they want to see how this particular orchestra will play it.

The same goes for "Twilight." We've all heard this tune. The fun is watching how the Newman-Hackman-Sarandon-Garner orchestra will play it.

For my money, they can sure carry a tune.


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