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Absence of Malice (1981)

Absence of Malice
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Paul Newman Paul Newman
Gallagher
Sally Field Sally Field
Megan
Bob Balaban Bob Balaban
Rosen
Luther Adler Luther Adler
Malderone
Barry Primus Barry Primus
Waddell
Josef Sommer Josef Sommer
McAdam
John Harkins John Harkins
Davidek


Written by
Kurt Luedtke Kurt Luedtke
(written by)
David Rayfiel David Rayfiel
uncredited


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A good movie

3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 3 7:40
Since I have a weak spot for Sydney Pollack’s work and since I’m a huge fan of Paul Newman, I was really eager to check this flick. And, indeed, I thought it was pretty good. It is basically a decent journalistic thriller, quite reminiscent of ‘All The President’s men’, even though it never reaches the same level as this classic. As usual, Pollack delivered some solid directing and Paul ... read more
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Description: The ethics of the press are roundly slapped around in an entertaining if not always believable drama from director Sydney Pollack. Sally Field is the Miami reporter who is set up to leak information on a dead-end murder investigation. A sneaky government official (a marvelous, rubber-band-spinning Bob Balaban) provides the information that implies liquor distributor Paul Newman is under investigation. When the story runs, it uncorks a legal quagmire that puts the spotlight on presumably innocent lives. As the lawyers explain, the paper's story is accurate, even though it may be untrue. The details of the story are sharply drawn ... (more)
Release date: 18 December 1981
UPC: 043396269590
Tags: Drama (4), Romance (3), Suspense (3), Murder (2), Media (2), Ethics (2), 1981 (2), HQ (1), (1), 1980s (1), 80's (1)
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