R | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Many critics and viewers of this movie noted that the plot bore many essential similarities to Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel "An American Tragedy", as well as the movie version of that novel, A Place in the Sun (1951), starring Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, and Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Despite the unmistakable similarity between the plots of "An American Tragedy" and this movie, however, there was no acknowledgment of Dreiser in the credits, and this movie's only Oscar nomination was for Best Original Screenplay (not Adapted). Woody Allen repeated this tactic for creating a screenplay with his script for Blue Jasmine (2013), which bore unmistakable plot similarities to Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", but which didn't credit Williams. Allen was again nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Blue Jasmine (2013).
Christopher "Chris" Wilton:
The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the ...
At around 0:35:00 when Chris and Mr. Hewett are in the gun shack at Hedley, Tom walks in late, and Mr. Hewett accidentally calls him Chris.
$398,593 1 January 2006
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