Film Noir / Thriller
Directed by Robert Benton
Paul Newman as Harry Ross
Susan Sarandon as Catherine Ames
Gene Hackman as Jack Ames
Reese Witherspoon as Mel Ames
Stockard Channing as Lt. Verna Hollander
James Garner as Raymond Hope
Giancarlo Esposito as Reuben Escobar
Liev Schreiber as Jeff Willis
Margo Martindale as Gloria Lamar
John Spencer as Captain Phil Egan
M. Emmet Walsh as Lester Ivar
Clint Howard as EMS Worker
An ex-cop, Harry Ross is a private investigator approaching the end of his career. He is living with friends, Jack and Catherine, a retired actor who is dying of cancer and his actress wife.
When Jack asks him for a favor Ross does not realize that he will soon be embroiled in a twenty year old case involving deceit , murder, cops on the take and blackmail. Complicating the case, Harry enters into an affair with Catherine.