The Drowning Pool (1975)

PG   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Harper's a big-city PI, who travels to Louisiana to help an old girlfriend who's worried her husband will find out she's been cheating on him.




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  • Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in The Drowning Pool (1975)
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  • Paul Newman and Linda Haynes in The Drowning Pool (1975)
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11 September 1999 | Penfold-13
| Intelligent thriller
A mature, intelligent thriller, in which Newman recreates Lew Harper. It takes place around New Orleans and involves public corruption and an intricate web of deceit.

The style is fairly laid-back, though it doesn't actually lag - even though it sometimes seems it's about to. The characters are all sharply delineated and complex, and there is a lot of very good acting going on.

Thoroughly watchable, with some tension and suspense, but only sporadic action.

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Release Date:

18 July 1975


English, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA

Box Office


$2,700,000 (estimated)

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