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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:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,866,411, 8 March 1998

Gross USA:

$15,055,091

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,055,091
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Robert Benton had previously written and directed two genre related films, the comic detective caper The Late Show (1977), and the Hitchcockian suspense thriller Still of the Night (1982). 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

Mel: You think you're a member of this family, but you're not. You're just the hired help.
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References Jennifer 8 (1992) See more »

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P.M. Country Blues
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A refreshing change of pace
12 April 1999 | by lthamesSee all my reviews

In a world where sex, violence, and sleaze in movies seems to dominate, it is refreshing to find a film that is the caliber of movies made from a much earlier decade, when cinema was intended to be a work of art. You could not ask for a better cast than in this movie. All are very well-respected for their acting abilities and their professional demeanor. The score is excellent; the story line captivating. Paul Newman is indeed more than believable in his role as a sexy, no-nonsense gumshoe. Susan Sarandon is sultry in the style of Susan Hayward and Lauren Bacall. Gene Hackman is, well, Gene Hackman. I only wish there were more movies coming out of Hollywood of this nature.


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