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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Having been cut from his professional football team, down-and-out athlete Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) is in desperate need of money. Crooked nightclub owner and bookie Jake Wise (James Woods) offers Terry a hefty sum to go to Mexico and find his girlfriend, Jessie Wyler (Rachel Ward). Terry cannot turn the offer down. When Terry locates Jessie, the two fall in love. Terry reports that he failed to find her; but Jake sends someone else. Terry and Jessie's love must endure unexpected twists.

Cast: Rachel Ward , Jeff Bridges , James Woods , Alex Karras , Jane Greer , Richard Widmark , Dorian Harewood , Swoosie Kurtz

Director: Taylor Hackford

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Against All Odds (1984)

Release Date: March 2nd, 1984|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • 40
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    The story wanders unconvincingly and tediously into corporate law offices and big, splashy nightclubs. Still, Mr. Hackford has the documentary maker's eye for realistic detail, so it all looks right. [01 Mar 1984] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is a lot of plot in this movie - probably too much. The best thing to do is to accept the plot, and then disregard it, and pay attention to the scenes of passion. They really work. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It begins promisingly.... But the film has no center, succumbs to drift, and gets away from Hackford. [03 Mar 1984] show more

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