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Rachel Ward Rachel Ward
Jessie Wyler
Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges
Terry Brogan
James Woods James Woods
Jake Wise
Alex Karras Alex Karras
Hank Sully
Jane Greer Jane Greer
Mrs. Wyler
Richard Widmark Richard Widmark
Ben Caxton


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Eric Hughes Eric Hughes
Daniel Mainwaring Daniel Mainwaring
1947 screenplay


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An average movie

4 years, 11 months ago at Mar 11 14:17
For some reasons I don’t fully grasp, I always had a hard time with this movie but maybe I should give it a 2nd chance. I mean, the movie had a decent reputation and, on paper, it sounded pretty good. Eventually, I did like the mood which was very much in a film noir style. Unfortunately, very soon, I thought the whole story became rather ridiculous. First of all, the whole concept of a gangster... read more
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Description: Terry Brogan, an aging football player in L.A., is cut early in the season; he needs money, so he takes a job from a shady friend of his, Jake Wise, to track down Wise's girlfriend, Jessie, who's somewhere in Mexico. She's also the daughter of a very wealthy land developer, who owns Terry's team. He heads for Cozumel, finds Jessie, and promptly falls in love with her. He thinks it's mutual, then without warning, she heads back to L.A. and Jake. What's going on with her, and what's the connection between Jake's hold on Jessie and the various politicians, lawyers, and environmentalists who seem to be converging on some sort of lan ... (more)
Release date: 2 March 1984
UPC: 043396007796
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johanlefourbe posted a review 4 years, 11 months ago

An average movie

“For some reasons I don’t fully grasp, I always had a hard time with this movie but maybe I should give it a 2nd chance. I mean, the movie had a decent reputation and, on paper, it sounded pretty good. Eventually, I did like the mood which was very much in a film noir style. Unfortunately, very soon, I thought the whole story became rather ridiculous. First of all, the whole concept of a gangster hiring a ex-US football player to find his girlfriend was already rather preposterous to start with. I mean, at some point, the whole thing started to look more like some sort of romantic soap opera than a slick film noire, at least, that’s my opinion. I was surprised to discover that this flick was in fact a remake of ‘Out of the Past’, easily one of the best film noirs ever made and while” read more

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