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Palmetto (1998) Movie Information

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Volker Schlöndorff


Woody Harrelson
Elisabeth Shue
Gina Gershon
Michael Rapaport
Chloë Sevigny
Tom Wright





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Harry Barber has just spent two years in prison by being framed for not keeping quiet about a city hall scandal. Looking for revenge, he decides to play a part in fake kidnapping of a multimillionaire's stepdaughter. Little does he know he's being set up on multiple levels.

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Based on a trashy novel by James Hadley Chase it’s therefore surprising to discover Volker Schlondorff directing; kind of like finding Seth Rogen in a Terence Malick film. Only the clothes and cars have been updated so the story and characters appear absurd, the risk you run when messing with film noir. More shock news: Woody Harrelson is no Robert Mitchum, nor is Elizabeth Shue the new Gloria Grahame. Body Heat did neo-noir right, this is pathetic.

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This film fairly oozes sexuality at every turn. It's too bad the convoluted plot can't match that feeling. There are so many double-crosses, red herrings and false trails even after it's over you won't know what happened. It's hot though.

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