Overall Rank: 11620
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 19
Theatrical Release Date: 01/30/1998
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jake Kasdan
Actors: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone, Hugh Ross
Plot: Private detective Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman) and his partner Steve Arlo (Ben Stiller)were hired by blackmail victim Gregory Stark (Ryan O'Neal), Zero sets up a sting operation and soon focuses on his suspect, Gloria Sullivan (Kim Dickens), a woman he met at a health club.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/23/2012
Lawyer Steve Arlo (Ben Stiller) explains his client’s personality. Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman), who names himself as Nick Carmine, makes a study to be detached and objective. Zero exclaims that he is “the greatest observer in the world.” He investigates a certain KB and searching for a blackmailer, namely Gloria Sullivan. Soundtrack was apt and upbeat, which matches the mood of the scenes. Screenplay was fantastic with human behaviors discussed in detail from Zero – “For every event there is a cause and effect.” “The ability to blend in.” “Sometimes what you’re looking for is right in front of you.” “A person can’t escape their nature.” and Arlo - “See the world don’t observe it.” Camera direction was good and plot unique with some twists involved. …
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