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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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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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Magic Hour  »

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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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The film cast includes four Oscar (Academy Award) winners: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman and Reese Witherspoonand two Oscar (Academy Award) nominees: James Garner and Stockard Channing. See more »

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When Jack plays solitaire near the end of the film, the number of cards dealt face up decreases each time the camera returns to him in three quick cuts and the cards have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Jack Ames: Fuck you.
Harry Ross: Just me? Not the horse I rode in on?
Jack Ames: Him too.
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Features Downhill Racer (1969) See more »

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Tea Room
Written by Kenyon Hopkins
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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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