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Twilight (1998)

A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.

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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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6 March 1998 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,866,411 (USA) (8 March 1998)

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$15,030,732 (USA) (3 May 1998)
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This film is the only ever motion picture cinema movie in which Paul Newman, James Garner and Gene Hackman appear in any combination of the three or any two of them including Garner & Newman, Hackman & Garner, and Newman & Hackman. See more »

Goofs

When Harry and Gloria are under the pier, their conversation doesn't match how and when their lips are moving. See more »

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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 Magic Time for Piotr (1998) See more »

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One of this year's best
6 March 1999 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

This may be one of the most underrated movies ever. Robert Benton's sharp, smart, moving and funny tribute to the "film noire" genre was undeservingly scolded by most of the critics and it is a real shame. "Twilight" is one of a few movies I saw this year, that reminds us the taste of a really good cinema. It stars a team of Hollywood's greatest stars, it has a truly great script, it's relatively short (and you will be sorry it ended that fast) and it is a total enjoyment for any movie lover. And if it's not enough, there is an incredibly hot sex scene with an amazingly sexy Rhis Witherspoon. You shouldn't miss that, I guarantee you.


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