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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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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:

$5,866,411 (USA) (6 March 1998)

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$15,030,732 (USA) (1 May 1998)
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Bhob Stewart at website 'Allmovie' states that "the Ames residence [belonging to the movie star legend characters played by Gene Hackman and Susan Sarandon] is actually the former Cedric Gibbons-Dolores del Rio home, and a never-completed Frank Lloyd Wright house near Malibu [which] served as the Ames' ranchhouse" See more »

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After Catherine Ames leaves the pool and talks to Harry Ross you can see her hair is not wet, despite having been diving in the pool. See more »

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Mel: I know I've been a pain in the ass.
Harry: I don't mind. I didn't much like it when you shot me, though.
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Very good show
3 June 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film, even though I never heard of it until it was on cable. I was afraid at the start that Newman was going to recycle his curmudgeon character from "Nobody's Fool" but instead he played a very different richly complex character. Kudos also to the rest of the nearly all-star cast. One important plot element absolutely jumped out at me, even though none of the characters seemed to notice, but aside from that I have no complaints. Reese Witherspoon was particularly beautiful here. Grade: A


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