Overall Rank: 4980
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 38
Theatrical Release Date: 11/19/1981
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/07/2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sydney Pollack
Actors: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Wilford Brimley
Plot: Michael Colin Gallagher is the son of a long dead Mafia boss who is a simple liquor warehouse owner. Frustrated in his attempt to solve a murder of a union head, a prosecutor leaks a false story that Gallagher is a target of the investigation, hoping that he will tell them something for protection. As his life begins to unravel, others are hurt by the story. Megan Carter, the reporter, is in the clear under the Absence of Malice rule in slander and libel cases. Knowing nothing to trade to the prosecutors, Gallagher must regain control of his life on different ground.
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Alaine - wrote on 12/12/2011
Reporter Sally Field gets used for other people's self-interests. Paul Newman gets smeared in a paper and gets even. Good to watch if you're having an I-feel-like-a-victim day.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/07/2010
The plot's somewhat standard, but I think what elevates this film above "Hallmark movie status" are the superb performances turned in by Paul Newman and Sally Field, who have sizzling chemistry throughout.
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 05/02/2010
A fairly good film that I enjoyed in our Film Class when we were studying Pollack. I will have to admit that Paul Newman was at the top of his game, as was Sally Field. A great cast, great story, great direction, for this different type of thriller.
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