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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Harry Barber (Woody Harrelson) is a good guy who tries to go bad but can't. Two years ago Harry was set up and went to prison for being honest. Recently released, bitter and disillusioned, the only thing keeping him in the town of Palmetto is his girlfriend, Nina (Gina Gershon). That is until he meets Rhea Malroux (Elisabeth Shue), who offers him a deal he finds hard to refuse.

Cast: Woody Harrelson , Elisabeth Shue , Gina Gershon , Rolf Hoppe , Michael Rapaport , Chloë Sevigny , Tom Wright ,

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Genres: Thriller

Palmetto (1998)

Release Date: February 20th, 1998|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's no buildup and little shape. Scenes are strong, but the movie as a whole flags. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Harrelson hits just the right sardonic note in this self-mocking crime drama, but look out for grisly touches along the way. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie has elements of the genre and lacks only pacing and plausibility. You wait through scenes that unfold with maddening deliberation, hoping for a payoff--and when it comes, you feel cheated. show more

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