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Absence of Malice (1981)

Absence of Malice
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6.9 IMDB rating

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Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Gallagher
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

1 year ago at Apr 3 2:40
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 ... (more)
Release date: 18 December 1981
UPC: 043396269590
Drama (4), Suspense (3), Romance (3), Ethics (2), Murder (2), Media (2), 1980s (1), 80's (1), 1981 (1), HQ (1), (1)
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"It's the ethnics of news reporting versus the truth of the innocent bystanders who get caught in the cross fire in taut tale of the oft-times controversial consequences that can result from process of the people's right to know. A movie in which the mom from A Christmas Story got nominated for an Oscar. "


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A good movie

“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 Newman was just awesome, absolutely one of my favorite actors and I can’t believe I have seen only 15 of his movies. Sally Field (who was recently nominated at the Academy Awards for ‘Lincoln’) was also pretty good but the love affair between those two was definitely the weakest point in this flick. I mean, it was not that bad, but it was definitely a step down from the gritty realism provid” read more

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" An interesting film regarding 'journalistic integrity'. While the film did manage to hold my full attention, it is hard to think of 'journalistic integrity' without thinking about how far we have fallen from any idea of integrity in the media."


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