R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.
In the 1997 "Film & Video" article "Clint Eastwood: The Actor-Director Reflects on His Continuing Career and New Film, Absolute Power", Clint Eastwood reportedly liked the source novel's plot and characters, but did not like the ones he thought interesting being killed, and asked William Goldman to ensure "everyone the audience likes doesn't get killed off."
But then you go to the police. That's what innocent people do. They go to the police.
Luther Whitney: Sure. And that young man who was just here, he'd believe me over the President, wouldn't he?
Kate Whitney: Well, why should I believe you?
Luther Whitney: Because I swear to you, Kate. I swear ...
When Luther is in the airport bar watching the President and Mr. Sullivan on TV the cable TV jack can be seen to the left. The jack is empty, with no cable TV wire attached to it.
$16,770,220 (USA) (17 February 1997)
$50,007,168 (USA) (15 June 1997)
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