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The reason that I bought Twillight was for the cast. Paul Newman,Susan Sarandon,Gene Hackman,and Reese Witherspoon. Paul Newman plays a private detective who does some work for a rich couple played by Gene Hackman and Susan Sarandon. Reese Witherspoon plays the daughter. The film starts out with private detective on a mission to bring the daughter back home. He follows daughter and her boyfriend back to the hotel room. While there,we get to see an excellent topless scene with Reese Witherspoon. The private detective takes her back home. Then the husband sends him to pay off a couple of blackmailers.
Obviously,the job wasn't going to be that simple. He finds a cop shot and no sight of the person that he supposed to give the money to. James Garner is excellent in a small role as a guy who does the dirty work for the character played by Gene Hackman. Twillight was a well done private eye movie with a first rate cast and good direction by Robert Benton. I recommend this movie to fans of the private eye genre.
In this movie, Twilight, Harry Ross is a Investigator living at his friends mansion in Santa Monica. Delivering a package for one of his buddies, he finds one of his co-workers shot. He goes into the apartment to check things out and finds many many years of newspaper clippings relating to a disapperance of his friends husband. A very interesting Murder Mystery. A great cast of characters!
Love Paul Newman and rest of cast was terrific; Susan Sarandon keeps you guessing;Gene Hackman was underplayed; James Garner is always a favorie and a surprise in this movie; early role for Reece Witherspoon a little shocking; Stockard Channing gets her man! You'll love this murder mystery.
I grew up reading Nancy Drew,the Hardy Boys, and was weaned to some of my grandmother's books: ie. Micky Spillane's Mike Hammer series. I got hooked on those though-guy private eye mysteries, and love Twilight because it is remeniscient of the detective stories that I still love. Paul Newman is plausible as Harry Ross, an ex-cop PI, who gets involved with murder, past and present. Newman is terrific in this role, as he was when he played detective Lew Harper in two earlier films, Harper, and The Drowning Pool.
The film reminds me of the earlier detective films of the 40's which starred such talent as Humphry Bogart, Dick Powell, Edmund O'Brien; for that reason alone Twilight is a film I have watched again and again.
What a great cast for a great movie. It is so suspenceful and it is a edge of your seat thriller that will keep you guessing from the beginning to the end. If you like Paul Newman, Susan Surandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon, or James Garner you will be sure to love this movie.
Well worth watching or owning.The Late, Great, Paul Newman in one of his last roles. Paul was one of the great screen Private detectives ( Just check out HARPER or THE DROWNING POOL ). Watching this movie it was evident that his age was catching up to him, but he still sparkled. It reminded me of Henry Fonda in ON GOLDEN POND, Paul gives a strong and wistful performance just as Henry did. This is one of Paul's most subtle , understated, and "rusty" performances. Paul is ably backed up by Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon, James Garner, Stockard Channing, M. Emmett Walsh, and Reese Witherspoon. Each of these actors/ actresses is at the top of their game with nobody "Phoning it IN". One of the delights of the movie is a 22 year old Reese Witherspoon who held her own against several hollywood legends. You Go Girl, no wonder she won an oscar with teachers like these. Well worth the time. You will find yourself thinking about the lost era of the hollywood star making machine after watching this ensemble. Do yourself a favour and watch Paul in his last time playing a private detective (He does it so well ). LEMIII
It is hard to beat any movie when it has James Garner in it. Pretty good mystery. Paul Newman was good also.
Paul Newman is excellent. We actually bought this as a joke to give to my neice because she is addicted to them newer Twilight movie series. However, the movie turned out to be really good! It's a keeper!
slowest, dumbest movie of all time. nearly slipped into a coma.watched it with my sister and we both hated it. couldn't even watch it to the end.