Twilight (1998)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.




  • Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in Twilight (1998)
  • Reese Witherspoon in Twilight (1998)
  • Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in Twilight (1998)
  • Paul Newman in Twilight (1998)
  • Paul Newman and James Garner in Twilight (1998)
  • Paul Newman and Stockard Channing in Twilight (1998)

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3 June 2014 | Prismark10
| The Magic Hour
Twilight is a slow burn modern film noir. A more laid back version of LA Confidential. The first scenes feature a young Reese Witherspoon and Liev Schreiber in Mexico with Paul Newman that leaves Newman injured. We then go forward a few years.

Harry Ross (Newman) is a down on his luck detective with an injury and not much money. He lives in California in the guest quarters of Witherspoon's wealthy parents who are his old friends and former film industry executives now in the twilight of their years. Jack (Gene Hackman) is dying of cancer and he and Ross pass time playing cards.

Jack asks Harry to deliver a package in Los Angeles. When Harry arrives to deliver the package he encounters a shot man named who turns out to be a former detective. This begins a chain of events involving a past case that led to the disappearance of Catherine's (Susan Sarandon) ex- husband.

Harry realises that his friends have been deceitful and manipulative of him. His old colleague Raymond (James Garner) tries to persuade Harry to get away from it all.

The film is about immoral people who are wealthy and wish to stay ahead and use others for their own means. As a pot boiler its slow, even meandering as there are betrayals and double crosses. What sustains it is the acting and with the four leads and some rising stars you watch it for the actors and the depth they provide.

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Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,866,411 8 March 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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