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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
While robbing the home of aging billionaire Walter Sullivan (E.G. Marshall), Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) is interrupted by an amorous couple entering the building. As Whitney hides, he sees Sullivan's young wife, Christy (Melora Hardin), and the U.S. President, Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman). When their affection turns violent, Christy is killed by the Secret Service. Although Whitney flees, he is framed for the murder. Now, he seeks justice with the help of detective Seth Frank (Ed Harris).

Cast: Clint Eastwood , Gene Hackman , Ed Harris , Laura Linney , Judy Davis , Scott Glenn , Dennis Haysbert , E.G. Marshall

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Thriller

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Release Date: January 1st, 1997|2 hr. min.

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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A first-rate thriller about arrogance at the top. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Eastwood gutsily stages the extended opening slowly and methodically... [But u]nintentional yuks litter an otherwise somber political thriller adapted from David Baldacci's novel. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A tight, taut thriller with a twist. show more

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