True Crime

Directed By: Clint Eastwood Starring: Isaiah Washington

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Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution?

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Studio Warner
SKU 214573536
UPC 883929107636
UPC 14 00883929107636
Format DVD
Release Date 9/28/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Journalists/Journalism
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Editors Note
Note In TRUE CRIME, based on Andrew Klavan's novel, Clint Eastwood plays Steve Everett, a capable reporter who's nearly destroyed his career with alcohol and philandering. When he's assigned to do a human interest sidebar on Frank Beechum (Isaiah Washington), who's about to be executed for murder, Everett casually looks into the crime and quickly begins to see how shaky the evidence against Beechum is. As a director, Eastwood is a confident old hand here, and before he builds up the suspense (and don't worry, he will), he takes the time to delve deep into the lives of his characters and explore the sharp contrast between the cynical Everett, who neglects his family for his job, and the circumspect Beechum, whose greatest torment is not the proximity of his own death but the trauma he's causing his loving wife and daughter. Eastwood gives a wonderfully rich performance, and his rapport with James Woods and Denis Leary, as his newspaper bosses, gives the movie a welcome comic jolt. But the scenes of Beechum's family dealing with his fate are where the movie's overwhelming power lies. Eastwood and his screenwriters pull no punches, and it's difficult to bear witness to the painful, simple truth expressed in these scenes.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...A gleeful, cigar chomping performance from James Woods..." 06/??/1999 p.53-4
Entertainment Weekly "...[A] cannily Eastwood-flattering justice drama..." -- Rating: B 04/16/1999 p.43
New York Times "...Quietly poignant....TRUE CRIME is directed by Mr. Eastwood with righteous indignation and increasingly strong momentum..." 03/19/1999 p.E13
USA Today "...This is one of Eastwood's most fully realized performances..." 03/19/1999 p.13E
Chicago Sun-Times "...A wickedly effective thriller....TRUE CRIME has a nice rhythm....Eastwood gives the movie a nice slow curve and fast break..." 03/19/1999 p.31
Directors
Clint Eastwood
Actors
Isaiah Washington
Cast & Crew
Michael Jeter - Star
James Woods - Star
Michael McKean - Star
Mary McCormack - Star
Bernard Hill - Star
Marissa Ribisi - Star
Clint Eastwood - Star
Isaiah Washington - Star
Denis Leary - Star
Diane Venora - Star
Lisa Gay Hamilton - Star
Stephen Schiff - Screenwriter
Lili Fini Zanuck - Producer
Jack N. Green - Director of Photography
Joel Cox - Editor
Andrew Klavan - Source Writer
Lennie Niehaus - Composer
Larry Gross - Screenwriter
Paul Brickman - Screenwriter
Clint Eastwood - Producer
Henry Bumstead - Production Designer
Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
Clint Eastwood - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
UPC 00883929107636
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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