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The studio's decision to market Everybody Wins as a thriller probably didn't help it with audiences. It's not a movie for people who expect movies to do all their thinking for them. In terms of subtlety and sly wit, it's much closer to the first half of Kubrick's Lolita than to film noir.Read more ›
It's only for Nolte and/or Winger fans, or maybe homesick ex-Nutmeggers (like me). Even then this one's a slog.
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(5.1) Everybody Wins (1990) - Nick Nolte/Debra Winger/Will Patton/Judith Ivey/Kathleen Wilhoite/Jack Warden
Here's the story...Tom O'Toole(Nolte) is private eye, who at first appearance, you might take him for a young Columbo, but Columbo he is not. He takes on a case from the beautiful and charming Angela Crispini(Winger), who claims to have information that could free a man unjustly convicted of murder. Angela wraps Tom around her little finger; she throws him little bits of information about the case, implying that not only do they have the wrong guy, but there are corrupt politians who are involved as well. She says cryptically, "This case goes all the way to the top of the mountain." She seduces him till he can't think straight. Angela's got a little bit of a personality problem, the problem is she's got three of them(personalities). Tom is never really sure who he is dealing with.
As Tom digs futher into the case he must deal with the most taxing array of lunatics, all living in the same town. The main suspect, Jerry(Patton),is an ex-drug runner turned religous fanatic, and he is surrounded by a wild group of bikers who worship a dead civil war hero. There's Angela's ex - the D.A. that worked the case originally, and the Judge that would like to know Angela better.
Okay stop laughing, this is not a comedy(At least I don't think it was).
Although the story seemed a little far fetched, there are a few good points that are worth the view. The story had lots of twists and turns, and was not totaly predictable. The actors performances were good.Read more ›
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Hubby teaches American Drama - bought for him to use in class, as written by Arthur Miller.Published 4 months ago by Bonita
This movie kept you on your toes, there were twists & turns every step of the way. Can not comment more as I will give the story away.Published 7 months ago by Elayne D. Lindsey
A few years ago I purchased the pictured VHS of EVERYBODY WINS here at Amazon. It's a good copy. The film's another story.
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