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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Lawrence Newman (William H. Macy) is an ordinary man who doesn't want to stand out in a dangerous world. Then, unassuming Newman and his sexy, outspoken newlywed wife (Laura Dern) become caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Suddenly the unwitting focus of his neighbors' prejudice, Newman is faced with a choice - to go down as a coward or take a long shot at becoming the unlikeliest of heroes - and tell the truth.

Cast: William H. Macy , Laura Dern , David Paymer , Meat Loaf Aday , Kay Hawtrey , Michael Copeman , Kenneth Welsh , Joseph Ziegler

Director: Neal Slavin

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Focus (2001)

Release Date: October 19th, 2001|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No denying the relevance of the tale. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    About American anti-Semitism, but it's not a typical genteel "cause" movie. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Two constants: good acting and an old-fashioned preachiness that backfires. show more

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