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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Gambling addict Michael Chambers (Peter Gallagher) returns to Texas for the wedding of his mother and soon becomes engulfed in the wreckage of his past. He has an affair with his ex-wife, Rachel (Alison Elliott), who is now seeing thug Tommy Dundee (William Fichtner). When Dundee discovers the two lovers together, Chambers finds himself at the center of an armored car heist involving an old flame (Elisabeth Shue) and his new stepfather (Paul Dooley).

Cast: Peter Gallagher , Alison Elliott , William Fichtner , Adam Trese , Joe Don Baker , Paul Dooley , Elisabeth Shue , Anjanette Comer

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

The Underneath (1995)

Release Date: April 28th, 1995|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Skillful as many of its elements are, however, The Underneath doesn't have the taut storytelling and intriguing characters to make this film noir make-over truly compelling. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Soderbergh pretty much failed in trying to evoke a noir-like nightmare world in the 1919 Prague of "Kafka," his 1991 terror film. But here, he dazzlingly hews out a noir landscape in more unlikely territory: modern-day Austin, Texas. [28 April 1995] show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Soderbergh's sleekly malignant Underneath is a nasty little winner. [28 April 1995, p.81] show more

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