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Twilight (1998)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Harry Ross
Susan Sarandon ... Catherine Ames
Gene Hackman ... Jack Ames
Reese Witherspoon ... Mel Ames
Stockard Channing ... Lt. Verna Hollander
James Garner ... Raymond Hope
Giancarlo Esposito ... Reuben Escobar
Liev Schreiber ... Jeff Willis
Margo Martindale ... Gloria Lamar
John Spencer ... Capt. Phil Egan
M. Emmet Walsh ... Lester Ivar
Peter Gregory ... Verna's Partner
Rene Mujica Rene Mujica ... Mexican Bartender
Jason Clarke ... Young Cop #1
Patrick Malone ... Younger Cop (as Patrick Y. Malone)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Hour See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,866,411, 8 March 1998

Gross USA:

$15,055,091

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,055,091
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's opening title card reads: "Puerto Vallarta, Mexico". See more »

Goofs

After Gloria dies, the camera pans out, and you can clearly see she is still breathing. See more »

Quotes

Raymond Hope: Jack Ames couldn't get blood out of a sock with a washing machine and a bottle of Clorox. Me, I can get blood out of a sock.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) See more »

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Solamente una vez
Written by Agustín Lara
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The Magic Hour
3 June 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Twilight is a slow burn modern film noir. A more laid back version of LA Confidential. The first scenes feature a young Reese Witherspoon and Liev Schreiber in Mexico with Paul Newman that leaves Newman injured. We then go forward a few years.

Harry Ross (Newman) is a down on his luck detective with an injury and not much money. He lives in California in the guest quarters of Witherspoon's wealthy parents who are his old friends and former film industry executives now in the twilight of their years. Jack (Gene Hackman) is dying of cancer and he and Ross pass time playing cards.

Jack asks Harry to deliver a package in Los Angeles. When Harry arrives to deliver the package he encounters a shot man named who turns out to be a former detective. This begins a chain of events involving a past case that led to the disappearance of Catherine's (Susan Sarandon) ex- husband.

Harry realises that his friends have been deceitful and manipulative of him. His old colleague Raymond (James Garner) tries to persuade Harry to get away from it all.

The film is about immoral people who are wealthy and wish to stay ahead and use others for their own means. As a pot boiler its slow, even meandering as there are betrayals and double crosses. What sustains it is the acting and with the four leads and some rising stars you watch it for the actors and the depth they provide.


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