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Absolute Power [DVD] [1997]

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  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (73 out of 77)

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    Synopsis


    Absolute Power
    In this thriller, an aging cat burglar becomes a crusader embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game involving murder and a government cover-up. Adapted by distinguished scenarist William Goldman from a novel by David Baldacci and featuring a powerful all-star cast, the story works at different levels, not only as a straight-forward thriller but also as an insightful look at the love between the old thief and his estranged daughter, a highly successful prosecuting attorney. The trouble begins when ex-con Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood, who also directed) decides to pull off one last heist before retiring. Just as he finishes looting the vault of a well-fortified mansion, a drunken couple enters the adjoining bedroom apparently eager to start making love. But something goes awry and a violent tussle ensues that abruptly ends when gun-wielding men bust in and shoot down the woman. During the ensuing chaos, Luther slips out. Only later does the audience learn that the would-be lovers were U.S.-President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman) and Christy Sullivan (Melora Hardin), the young wife of the President's biggest supporter Walter Sullivan (E.G. Marshall). As the investigation and cover-up begins, Luther, who has already been contacted by hard-boiled and suspicious detective Seth Frank (Ed Harris) begins to fear that he will be blamed for the killing and prepares to leave the country. He tries to see his daughter Kate (Laura Linney) to make peace with her for having been absent in prison during most of her life, but she rejects him. Luther goes to the airport, but just before he flies, he sees a press conference in which President Richmond, without so much as a twitch, goes on a tirade concerning his stand against violence. Something inside him snaps and he abruptly decides to stay and fight for justice. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Clint Eastwood
      Clint Eastwood - Luther Whitney
    • Gene Hackman
      Gene Hackman - President Alan Richmond
    • Ed Harris
      Ed Harris - Seth Frank
    • Laura Linney
      Laura Linney - Kate Whitney
    • Judy Davis
      Judy Davis - Gloria Russell



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great political thriller

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      bluwatch7825
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      This film is a gripping political thriller featuring an all star cast including Clint Eastwood. The setting is the White House and the presidency in particular. The story moves well and the various twists and turns are entertaining. The journey is well worth it, especially if you are into politics and beltway intrigue. Even if you aren't, this film is worth seeing. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      One of Clint Eastwood's lackluster performance

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      Jon96789
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      Clint Eastwood is an inconsistent film maker and this one misses the mark. The story is about a polititian who commits murder and how they try to cover it up. Eastwood is a witness to the murder and the story deals with how he evades the secret service tailing him.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Clint Eastwood Classic

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      Krle
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      The Blu-ray video quality does not dazzle like a newer Blu-rays, but still better then the original DVD. Audio quality is also mediocre, but still better then the original DVD. But the story is very entertaining. Presidential power and politics make for great fiction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Suspension of disbelief

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      ajkul
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      By far not Clint's best work. There are things to like about this movie, but there's some really poor story choices. As long as you don't pay too much attention to the details, it was probably worth the $6 price.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Astonishing

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      Swazi88

      Absolute Power is a Marvelous Story about a Thief that Finds The Best House to Rob but gets more then he expected. This movie will make you think how much power does the President of the United States really have? It also Shows that telling the Truth is usually a better choice then telling a lie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      redandblack6s

      One of Clint Eastwood's best, my wife and I love it! This is a great conspiracy film. It keeps you on the edge of your seat til the very end. I highly recommend it! Also, some other good Clint Eastwood films are Gran Torino, In the Line of Fire, and A Perfect World.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Clint Eastwood Classic

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      Jack
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      Eastwood gathers a typically stunning group of actors (Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney) for this thriller, one of his most underrated efforts from the 1990s.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun low key Eastwood vehicle

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      BryanAdamsGosling
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      On the surface, standard political thriller, but upon closer inspection it's really an Eastwood meditation on the complicaed relationship betweem daughters and absent fathers...

      I would recommend this to a friend



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