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True Crime (1999)

Director:
Clint Eastwood

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Drama/Thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Forbrytelsen

RUNNING TIME
127 minutes

Producer:
Clint Eastwood
Richard D. Zanuck
Lili Fini Zanuck

Screenwriter (based on the novel by Andrew Klavan):
Larry Gross
Paul Brickman
Stephen Schiff


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Steve Everett Clint Eastwood
Frank Louis Beechum Isaiah Washington
Bob Findley Denis Leary
Patricia Findley Laila Robins -
Bonnie Beechum LisaGay Hamilton -
Alan Mann James Woods
Warden Luther Plunkitt Bernard Hill -
Barbara Everett Diane Verona -
Kate Everett Francesca Eastwood -
Amy Wilson Marissa Ribisi -
Reverend Shillerman Michael KcKean -
Michelle Ziegler Mary McCormack -
Dale Porterhouse Michael Jeter -
D. A. Cecilia Nussbaum Frances Fisher -

 

Review

Clint Eastwood plays lothario leading man for the last time, hitting up 20-somethings in bars and having affairs with 30-somethings in motels. He is an investigative journalist who is assigned to write a "routine" death row article, but ends up digging deeper into the case than his editor requested. Clint is certainly fit and trim for a soon-to-be 70-year-old, but he whispers or rather hisses all his lines and looks like a walking talking anachronism in the film's turn-of-the-millennium newsroom. Only when the crime storyline takes centre stage and reveals some fine and weighty (albeit predictable and somewhat weary) human drama does the film come alive and Eastwood starts appearing like something resembling his former self. That's Eastwood's own daughter Francesca playing his on-screen child. And her mother Frances Fisher appears in a one-scene cameo as a D.A.

Copyright 19.10.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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