Absence of Malice Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for Absence of Malice the Movie

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High-minded story about the harm that the news media can inflict. Field is the earnest reporter who, after being fed some facts by an unscrupulous federal investigator, writes a story implicating Newman in a murder he didn't commit. Field hides behind journalistic confidentiality privilege to put off the outraged Newman, who loses a friend to suicide during the debacle. Interesting performances by Field and Newman.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 116 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Order in the Court, Front Page, Justice Prevails...?, Suicide, Organized Crime
Screenplay
Kurt Luedtke
Cast
Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Barry Primus, Josef Sommer, John Harkins, Don Hood, Wilford Brimley
Cinematography
Owen Roizman
Director
Sydney Pollack
Music
Dave Grusin
Producer
Columbia Pictures

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