Absolute Power [Blu-ray]

Absolute Power [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
, Ed Harris
Ed Harris
, Laura Linney
Laura Linney
, Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn
Absolute Power [Blu-ray]

Absolute Power [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
, Ed Harris
Ed Harris
, Laura Linney
Laura Linney
, Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn


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In this thriller, an aging cat burglar becomes a crusader embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game involving murder and a government cover-up. Adapted by distinguished scenarist William Goldman from a novel by David Baldacci and featuring a powerful all-star cast, the story works at different levels, not only as a straight-forward thriller but also as an insightful look at the love between the old thief and his estranged daughter, a highly successful prosecuting attorney. The trouble begins when ex-con Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood, who also directed) decides to pull off one last heist before retiring. Just as he finishes looting the vault of a well-fortified mansion, a drunken couple enters the adjoining bedroom apparently eager to start making love. But something goes awry and a violent tussle ensues that abruptly ends when gun-wielding men bust in and shoot down the woman. During the ensuing chaos, Luther slips out. Only later does the audience learn that the would-be lovers were U.S.-President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman) and Christy Sullivan (Melora Hardin), the young wife of the President's biggest supporter Walter Sullivan (E.G. Marshall). As the investigation and cover-up begins, Luther, who has already been contacted by hard-boiled and suspicious detective Seth Frank (Ed Harris) begins to fear that he will be blamed for the killing and prepares to leave the country. He tries to see his daughter Kate (Laura Linney) to make peace with her for having been absent in prison during most of her life, but she rejects him. Luther goes to the airport, but just before he flies, he sees a press conference in which President Richmond, without so much as a twitch, goes on a tirade concerning his stand against violence. Something inside him snaps and he abruptly decides to stay and fight for justice.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2010
UPC: 0883929112357
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 15,569

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Luther Whitney,Art Student,White House Tour Guide,Composer
Gene Hackman President Alan Richmond
Ed Harris Det. Seth Frank
Laura Linney Kate Whitney
Scott Glenn Bill Burton
Dennis Haysbert Agent Tim Collin
Judy Davis Gloria Russell
E.G. Marshall Walter Sullivan
Melora Hardin Christy Sullivan
Penny Johnson Laura Simon
Richard Jenkins Michael McCarty
Mark Margolis Red
Elaine Kagan Valerie
Yau-Gene Chan Waiter
George Orrison Airport Bartender
Charles McDaniel Medical Examiner
John Lyle Campbell Repairman
Eric Dahlquist Jr. Oval Office Agent
Jack Stewart Taylor Watergate Doorman
Joy Ehrlich Reporter
Robert Harvey Cop
Kenneth Welsh Sandy Lord
Klint Istvud Actor
English Voices
Lennie Niehaus Composer

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director,Producer
William Goldman Screenwriter
Tom Rooker Executive Producer,Producer
Karen Spiegel Producer,Producer
Phyllis Huffman Casting
Stephen Riley Special Effects,Special Effects
Buddy Van Horn Stunts
David Baldacci Screenwriter
Bub Asman Sound Effects,Sound Editor
Todd Bassman Sound Effects
Neil Burrow Sound Effects
Steve Cain Sound Effects
David E. Campbell Sound Effects
Michael Maurer Producer
Pat Moran Casting
Tim Rooker Executive Producer
Alan Murray Sound Editor
Darin Knight Sound Mixer
Karen S. Spiegal Producer
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