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Detective Dashiell Hammett thought that he had left his old life behind when he retired to become a writer. But when his ex-boss brings him on for one last case, Dashiell becomes the target of a deadly crime ring that involves the police. Academy Award® nominee Frederic Forrest, Marilu Henner (TV's "Taxi") and Peter Boyle (TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond") star in this suspense thriller that takes you from the back alleys of Chinatown to the bedrooms of the San Francisco elite.
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Great detective work. Full of twists and turns, sure to be a hit for anyone who views the movie.Published 15 hours ago by Bruce Kirschner
We turned it off after about 1/2 hour. It seemed as though it was out of a comic book. Too corny.Published 19 hours ago by Marion C.
Go straight to ''Chinatown'' or ''Criss Cross''....aesthetic without much guts....style over content, kind of sad... what a missed opportunity wasting Wenders this way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dadaloco
Great cast in a very strong story about a real crime story writer. The story is not predictable and it is never quite obvious. Watch for the clues throughout the movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SSG Cedar
This movie was boring. It was strangely lit and badly directed. It was like a commercial effort, a sales job for cigarettes and bad patter. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ken Detro
The film is a noble effort and Forrest is a very credible Hammett, but the concept--Hammett as a Hammett detective in a Hammet-style story--just doesn't work as well as one might... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laeki&Ryszko