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Night Moves (DVD)
This vastly underrated Arthur Penn film from the mid-1970s ranks as one of the era's nastiest and most fascinating pieces of business, a detective story that shuttles back and forth between Hollywood and the Florida Keys, with a plot nearly as complex as Chinatown. Gene Hackman stars as a tired, aging private eye who, as a favor to a friend, agrees to track down a runaway teen. But the case turns out to be something much larger: a smuggling ring of Mayan antiquities. The human impulses get darker and darker and Hackman's character gets pulled in deeper and deeper, even as his own life is falling apart. Ultimately, in one of his best and most unsung performances, Hackman winds up hurting the people he is trying to help. A great cast includes Susan Clark, Jennifer Warren, a young James Woods, and very young Melanie Griffith. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ummm...to the poster below: Cherry 2000 came out in the 80's. This is from the 70's. Don't correct when the correcting is wrong. Enough about that though, just watch this movie. Read morePublished on May 16 2002 by Kevin D Campbell
Just a comment THIS IS NOT MELINES FIRST MOVIE , HER FIRST MOVIE
WAS " CHERRY 2000 "
Although much praised, I found this film to be just an average noir private eye film. The tape I had showed the photography to be lacking; some scenes were so dimly lit that you... Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2001 by walter flakus
Gene Hackman , in one of his best roles ; this thriller can be seen at so many levels .Craftily directed by the underrated Mr Penn , this is american moviemaking at its best.Published on Feb. 2 2001
This outstanding, largely ignored 1975 film noir re-united star Gene Hackman and director Arthur Penn for the first time since 1967's "Bonnie And Clyde" (they also worked... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2000 by D. Hartley
Yes, this film really is one of the the single best detective genre films ever made. Arthur Penn did a heck of a job with this marvel and I think it's my favorite of all his... Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2000 by "skipmccoy"
Detective films do not get any better that this, from director Arthur Penn and screenwriter Alan Sharp.Published on May 3 1999
Night Moves stands with The Maltese Falcon, Chinatown and L.A. Confidential as one of the finest American detective movies ever made. Read morePublished on April 14 1999