USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | R
Hard-nosed private investigator Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman), to distract himself from a rapidly deteriorating marriage, takes a case from an aging B-movie queen (Janet Ward) to locate her runaway daughter, Delly (Melanie Griffith). His search takes him to the Florida Keys, where the girl has been hiding out with her stepfather, Tom (John Crawford), and Tom’s lover, Paula (Jennifer Warren). Harry initiates an affair with Paula and soon learns the case is more complex than he first assessed it.
Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Gene Hackman, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Warren, James Woods
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Neon Dreams is getting down and dirty with one of the most notorious thrillers of the 1970s. Gene Hackman stars in Night Moves, directed by Arthur Penn (Bonnie & Clyde, Little Big Man). The film Roger Ebert calls “almost unbearably poignant” and “one of the best psychological thrillers probably since Don’t Look Now” works both as a pitch perfect neo-noir and as an effective reminder of why you should never under any circumstances go to Florida.
Hackman delivers an uncharacteristically vulnerable performance as Harry Moseby, a retired football player trying to save his marriage while working as a private investigator in Los Angeles. When he’s hired by a former actress (Janet Ward) to find her missing 16-year-old daughter (Melanie Griffith in her silver screen debut), Harry is helplessly thrust into a world of deception, depravity, and degenerate film professionals all set against the sunny backdrop of the Florida Keys.
A commercial failure upon its release, Night Moves is now considered a masterpiece of neo-noir cinema and post-Watergate American cynicism. And for anyone with a burning desire to see Gene Hackman make post-sex fondue in bed, or James Woods get his ass handed to him on the big screen, we have got you covered. (BRENDAN ROSS)
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