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Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The strengths of The Underneath -- its atmosphere and character-centered basis -- are also its weaknesses. show more

  • 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]

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

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