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True Crime


A pretty good thriller, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, that for some reason never found its audience. It’s a race with the clock, Clint being a reporter who is convinced that a man on death row is innocent. His nose for news is really all he has going for him, as he is a drunk, a womanizer, and a terribly neglectful father. The race gets pretty ridiculous at the end, literally coming down to the last possible second, but the build-up is good. The chief pleasures are watching Clint with his co-stars, James Woods and Denis Leary. There is also some great acting in the excruciating scenes between the condemned man and his wife, Isaiah Washington and Lisa Gay Hamilton. The little girl playing Clint’s daughter is his real-life daughter, and cute as can be.