Against All Odds

Directed By: Taylor Hackford Starring: Jeff Bridges Rachel Ward

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Take a look at me now!

on 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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Jeff Bridges at his best

on 12/14/2012

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.

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Product Overview

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.


Studio Sony
SKU 40118877
UPC 043396007796
UPC 14 00043396007796
Format DVD
Release Date 3/23/2004
Rating Rating
Love Triangle
Organized Crime
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In 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.
Plot Summary
Summary In this remake of the 1947 film OUT OF THE PAST, Jeff Bridges plays Terry Brogan, an out-of-work football player who travels to Mexico to find a girl for a ruthless nightclub owner. Alone with her on the beautiful beaches of Cozumel, he ends up falling in love with her instead, and must fight an increasingly far-reaching web of corruption to keep her. Hackford also coproduced this romantic thriller, which features Phil Collins singing the title song, and a cameo appearance by the group Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
New York Times "...A steamy, sinister, great-looking detective film....[Bridges's performance] is one of the chief things that make the movie likable..." 03/02/1984 p.C14
Variety "...All the performances are first-rate..." 02/15/1984
Taylor Hackford
Jeff Bridges
Rachel Ward
Cast & Crew
Alex Karras - Actor
James Woods - Actor
Jeff Bridges - Actor
Rachel Ward - Actor
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 00779
UPC 00043396007796
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 122 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Oscar (1985) Phil Collins, Nominee, Best Music, Song "Against All Odds"
Golden Globe (1985) Phil Collins, Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture
ReviewSource VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Review An interesting love triangle evolves when an ex-football player, played by [Jeff] Bridges, travels to Mexico to find his good friend's girlfriend. Contains complicated plot, numerous double crosses, sensual love scenes, and a chase scene along Sunset Boulevard. As the good friend sans conscience, [James] Woods stars. A remake of 1947's Out Of The Past.
ReviewRating 6
Special Edition, DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Dubbed & Subtitled
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