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Hard Eight (1996) (Sydney)

Hard Eight (1996)
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Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow
Clementine
Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Nathanael Cooper Nathanael Cooper
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A good movie

8 years ago at Aug 9 11:21
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Since I’m huge fan of Paul Thomas Anderson, of course, I had to watch this movie at some point. Apparently, this directing debut was not exactly a pleasant experience for Anderson as he had not much control over it (something that would change from his next movie) and he had to fight really hard to make sure that it wasn’t completely butchered before it was released. Anyway, even if it wasn’... read more

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12 years, 3 months ago at May 20 19:56
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A weird fatalistic movie, with each of the characters plodding on with the predetermined destiny. It's film noir, right? Character's don't develop...they do whatever they were going to do. They just can't escape themselves.

It's captivating though. The opening sequence piqued my curorsity and I could tell exactly how the movie would end from the point the four main characters me... read more

Hard Eight

5 years, 4 months ago at Apr 15 21:35
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I don’t think there’s a single movie from Paul Thomas Anderson that I haven’t enjoyed or admired in some way. Granted, Hard Eight is a bit more formulaic than the more mysterious The Master or freewheeling Boogie Nights, but it does the crime story very well. The piece that makes the entire film work and operates at a higher level is the lead performance of Philip Baker Hall as an enigmatic ... read more
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John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing much money. Under Sydney's fatherly tutelage, John becomes a successful small-time professional gambler, and all is well, until he falls for Clementine, a cocktail waitress and sometimes hooker.
Release date: 28 February 1997
UPC: 043396810396
Tags: Drama (9), Casino (6), 1996 (5), Gambling (5), Reno (4), Gangster (3), 1990s (3), Prostitute (3), Crime (3), Murder (3), Action Hero (2), Kidnapping (2), Prostitution (2), Thriller (2), Torrent (1), D.T. (1), Las Vegas (1), (1), Neo-noir (1), Not Recently Watched (1)
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