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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Ross
... Catherine Ames
... Jack Ames
... Mel Ames
... Lt. Verna Hollander
... Raymond Hope
... Reuben Escobar
... Jeff Willis
... Gloria Lamar
... Capt. Phil Egan
... Lester Ivar
... Verna's Partner
Rene Mujica ... Mexican Bartender
... Young Cop #1
... 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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6 March 1998 (USA)  »

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$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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Trivia

The movie clip that Paul Newman and Gene Hackman view briefly toward the end of the film is of a much younger Hackman along with Dabney Coleman from Downhill Racer (1969). 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

[Harry turns away when he sees Catherine swimming nude.]
Catherine Ames: Honestly, Harry. Did you see me in "The Last Rebel"?
Harry Ames: Yeah.
Catherine Ames: And you saw me in "The End of Desire"?
Harry Ames: Yeah.
Catherine Ames: Then I think you've seen everything there is of me to see.
Harry Ames: I also remember a movie your husband made. He shot 12 guys with a 6-shot revolver. I ain't gonna argue with that kind of marksmanship.
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Referenced in Magic Time for Piotr (1998) See more »

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The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble
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Good old pros
4 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This won't ever be anyone's favourite movie. It sets its sights fairly low, so it doesn't have any difficulty in hitting its targets. Nevertheless, it will trump many other thrillers simply because of the sheer professionalism of its cast. Esposito is an irritation and Liev Schreiber is fantastically dull as ever, but the real joy comes from seeing the old pros, Newman, Hackman, Sarandon, Channing and Garner doing their thing. Authority oozes from the screen whenever any one of them is on, which fortunately is nearly all the time. Hackman is particularly fine, especially considering he has virtually nothing to do.

This must be the oldest cast since Cocoon!

7 out of 10. It would be nothing without its principals.


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