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Everybody Wins (1990)

A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Karel Reisz

Writers:

Arthur Miller (play), Arthur Miller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Winger ... Angela Crispini
Nick Nolte ... Tom O'Toole
Will Patton ... Jerry
Judith Ivey ... Connie
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Amy
Jack Warden ... Judge Harry Murdoch
Frank Converse ... Charley Haggerty
Frank Military ... Felix
Steven Skybell ... Father Mancini
Mary Louise Wilson ... Jean
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Bellanca
Peter Appel ... Sonny
Sean Weil ... Montana
Timothy D. Wright Timothy D. Wright ... Defense Attorney
Elizabeth Ann Klein Elizabeth Ann Klein ... Judge
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Storyline

A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a Connecticut town and finds the woman isn't everything she pretends to be. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A violent crime. A deadly secret. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cada cual a su juego See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwich, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,372,350
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Angela orders a B&B she is ordering a drink made from 1/2 oz brandy and 1/2 oz Benedictine herbal liqueur. See more »

Goofs

At about three minutes 30 seconds, the lady picked up the remote control from the top of the TV and turned the TV on. Then she switched it to a news channel, but when the TV screen appeared on the screen to show the news, we can see a remote control is still on top of the TV. See more »

Quotes

Angela Crispini: Some trash is interesting, but I think that's uncalled for. I mean, it's her own daughter. My father raped me, but I'm not writing books about him.
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It has something....
18 June 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

In 1990, Nick Nolte made two films about large-scale corruption, in the police ("Q & A") and in public offices in general ("Everybody Wins"). One difference is that in the former he is the villain, in the latter he is the hero. Another difference is that in "Everybody Wins" the subject gets a decidedly uncommercial treatment. This movie has its own rhythm, its own personality, and you have to sink in to it. It's more of a subtle satire than the thriller suggested by the video cover / plot description / trailer. And it has a couple of great lines, too: "He's just a second-rate man in a position of power. It's the oldest story in the world!". At times the film is TOO slow and low-key, but I still recommend it to those seeking the offbeat. (**1/2)


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