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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) (8 March 1998)

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$15,030,732 (USA) (3 May 1998)
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After Nobody's Fool (1994), this was actor Paul Newman and writer-director Robert Benton's second and final feature film collaboration. See more »

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When Harry and Gloria are under the pier, their conversation doesn't match how and when their lips are moving. 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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Referenced in The Club: Rotgut (2012) See more »

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Solamente una vez
Written by Agustín Lara
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Thoroughly enjoyable
25 December 1998 | by (Atherton,CA) – See all my reviews

Didn't expect much because of the cool reception by critics(esp.Ebert),but was very pleasantly surprised. The acting, writing, and photography are first rate.Was glad to see Richard Russo's film writing come off so well. This is worth renting!


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