Against All Odds (1984)
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|A dangerous love triangle develops when a shady nightclub owner hires an ex-football player to find his runaway girlfriend. Special features: widescreen version, dual layer, subtitles: english, spanish, portuguese, chinese, korean, and thai, talent files, theatrical trailers, and much more.|
Editor's NoteIn this remake of the 1947 film OUT OF THE PAST, Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) is a handsome football player, who has been a top player for his team, the Outlaws. But after he suffers a shoulder injury, the team suddenly fires him, leaving Brogan out of a job and out of money. Nightclub owner Jake Wise (James Woods) hires Brogan to hunt down his runaway girlfriend and the $50,000 she stole from him. Out of options and with Jake holding one of Brogan's old mistakes over his head, Brogan reluctantly agrees. In beautiful Cozumel, Mexico, he not only finds the girl (Rachel Ward) but falls in love with her. However, their romance is shattered when he realizes there's a lot more to the story than Wise told him. In over his head, Brogan finds himself in a fight for the girl, his career, and his survival. Woods is creepy as the threatening Jake Wise, and ex-football star Alex Karras plays coach and ex-football star Hank Sully.
Cast & Crew
|Daniel Mainwaring - Based on Novel By|
|Michael Kaplan - Costume Designer|
|Taylor Hackford - Director|
|Donald E. Thorin - Director of Photography|
|Frederic Steinkamp, et al. - Editor|
|Larry Carlton, et al. - Musical Score|
|Jerry Brick, et al. - Producer|
|Richard Lawrence - Production Designer|
|Eric Hughes - Screenplay|
|Phil Collins, Nominee, Best Music, Song "Against All Odds"|
Golden Globe (1985)
|Phil Collins, Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture|
Customer Reviews of Against All Odds
Against All Odds, is a loose 1980's remake of Robert Mitchum's movie noir, "Out of the Past." Jane Greer. femme fatale of the earlier film, plays mother to Rachel Ward, this movie's femme fatale. Richard Widmark, important player in many earlier films noir, is on hand here too, in a small but critically important part.
Jeff Bridges at his best12/14/2012
Director Taylor Hackford doesn't make a lot of mistakes. But he points out one in the deleted scenes area of this disc. When I saw it back in 1984, I didn't understand what the heck Jeff Bridges was doing flying around Mexico to throw James Woods off the train while Rachel Ward went to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza (an awesome but hellishly hot spot I visited in 1995). The deleted scene helps make this clear and really enhanced my enjoyment of the film.
Take a look at me now!12/10/1999
By far one of Jeff Bridges best movies. Rachel Ward is beyond fantastic in this movie. James Woods is the perfect enemy! Best movie I ever took a date to.
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