Absolute Power Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Absolute Power the Movie

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Eastwood is "In the Line of Fire," (against the very agents he previously glorified) as an expert thief being pursued by rogue Secret Service men in this fast-paced thriller. While looting a Washington official's place, Luther (Eastwood) inadvertently witnesses a murder committed by none other than U.S. President Richmond (Hackman) and his goons. Immediately, a cover-up is organized by his unbalanced chief-of-staff (Davis) and Luther becomes the prime suspect. Harris gives his usual solid performance as the homicide detective. Eastwood's simple directorial style keeps up the suspense and propels the film steadily forward, alongside a generally solid plot that gets a bit improbable near the end. Based on the novel by David Baldacci.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Psycho-Thriller, Presidency, Politics, Homicide, It's a Conspiracy, Man!, Capitol Capers, Secret Service, Bodyguards, The Wrong Man, Burglars
Screenplay
William Goldman
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert, E.G. Marshall, Melora Hardin
Cinematography
Jack N. Green
Director
Clint Eastwood
Music
Lennie Niehaus
Producer
Clint Eastwood, Karen Spiegel, Tom Rooker, Malpaso Productions, Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures

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