• People I Know (2003)

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People I Know

Release Date: April 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: July 20th, 2004

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Burnt-out publicist Eli Wurman (Al Pacino) hopes to restore his reputation with a big benefit event. His client, Cary Launer (Ryan O'Neal), who's planning to enter politics, asks Eli to get his former lover, Jilli Hopper (Tea Leoni), out of town before she can ruin his reputation. While looking after Jilli, a drunken Eli witnesses her murder and is unable to decide how to handle it. Wrestling with his conscience, Eli is further unnerved by the arrival of an old flame, Victoria (Kim Basinger).

Cast: Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Ryan O'Neal, Téa Leoni, Richard Schiff, Bill Nunn, Robert Klein, Mark Webber

Director: Daniel Algrant

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Myriad Pictures, South Fork Pictures

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Murder, Hotel, Intense, Transformation, New York City, Gritty, Underdog, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    It won't be a waste of time to watch these people — on cable, and probably not too far in the future. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Pacino's performance in People I Know is the best thing he's done in ages. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Nasty but compulsively watchable. show more

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