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True Crime [1999] [DVD]

Clint Eastwood , Isaiah Washington , Clint Eastwood    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, James Woods, Denis Leary
  • Directors: Clint Eastwood
  • Writers: Andrew Klavan, Larry Gross, Paul Brickman, Stephen Schiff
  • Producers: Clint Eastwood, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Romanian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Nov 1999
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CZXS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,162 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Not enough people went to see True Crime in cinemas. Wasn't Clint Eastwood too old to be playing a guy who a variety of glorious women, from the middle-aged Diane Venora and Laila Robins to the young Mary McCormack and Lucy Liu, find attractive? Could the onetime Man with No Name credibly play a brilliant crime reporter, Steve Everett, with an ironic turn of phrase and an incurable habit of screwing up both his personal and professional lives? The respective answers to those questions are: hell no and hell yes. True Crime features one of Eastwood's best and most entertaining performances--and his work as director is utterly assured.

The story (from Andrew Klavan's bestselling novel) gives Everett the last-minute assignment of interviewing a condemned man (Isaiah Washington) on the eve of his execution. The prisoner, a born-again Christian and exemplary family man, has everything the reporter lacks except a shot at seeing the next sunrise. Everett sets out to get him that, yet far from making a beeline to the exculpatory evidence that will save the life of his "client," this very tarnished hero has to spend a lot of the next 24 hours contending with the baggage he's accumulated through drinking, wenching and familial neglect. (A Pirandellian note: Everett's daughter is played by Eastwood's own daughter, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, and her mother, Frances Fisher, returns for a feisty cameo as a prosecutor.) This is a good one that got away. Don't let it happen again. --Richard T Jameson

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Meet washed up reporter Steve Everett. He`s back on the wagon(just)and sleeping with his boss`s wife while neglecting his own and young daughter. The one thing stopping editor James Woods from firing Everett is his nose for a story - and that nose is telling him that death-sentenced murderer(Washington)is innocent. For a film that covers just 24 hours of a man`s life, the plot unravels at a maddenigly pedestrian pace. Key performances are superb(Leary restrained, Woods always reliable) and there are flashes of Clint`s old intensity, but this is sub-par from the former man with no name. The DVD meanwhile is a revelation, packed with two behined the scenes featurette that shed light on the Eastwood`s film-making process and a music video of the haunting torch song-esque theme `Why Should I Care?` True Crime is an average, beat the clock thriller, but the great extras are a gift at this low price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another classic film 6 Aug 2013
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yes another great film to had to his classics its a good tense film all the way to the end
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Okay Eastwood departure from the norm! 21 July 2013
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Basically,Clint is a reporter who is fighting time to get a black inmate from getting executed,whilst also knockin off his editors wife.an ok,thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT FILM!=TRUE CRIME!...CLINT EASTWOOD 4 Jan 2014
By pedro
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
WHAT A BRILLIANT FILM!(1)ITS A GREAT STORY.(2)THE ACTORS (ALL)ARE SUPERB!(3)THE SCRIPT IS TIGHT FUNNY AND (4)IT LEFT ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!...CLINT AND ISAIAH WASHINGTON MEET ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME..... AND IN THAT ELECTRIC ENCOUNTER (PARDON THE PUN)CLINT ROLLS BACK THE YEARS AS HE COULD BE ABOUT TO SHOOT DOWN HIS FOE.ONLY HE IS FOLLOWING HIS NOSE,FOR HE SMELLS THE TRUTH.WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS FILM IS A TENSE STORY BROKEN UP WITH SUPERB COMIC INTERLUDES.FOR THIS TO WORK JAMES WOODS AND DENIS LEARY WITH MAGICAL INTERPLAY AND TIMING WITH CLINT NOT TO MENTION A TRIP TO THE ZOO SETS THIS FILM APART FROM THE RUN OF THE MILL INVESTIGATION THRILLER.I REALLY THINK THAT OTHER REVIEWS ON THIS FILM ARE VERY WRONG AND YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A GO WITH FRESH EYES .FROM AMAZON UK.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A tense and intriguing thriller 3 Oct 2012
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Clint Eastwood, who co-directed this movie with Richard and Lili Zanuck, stars as ageing investigative reporter Steve Everett who is assigned to write a human-interest story about a condemned man, Frank Louis Beechum (Isaiah Washington), in his last hours on Earth at San Quentin. Of course, human-interest stories are just not what Everett does, so he immediately sets about investigating the condemned man's guilt or innocence, especially as a couple of facts emerge by accident early on in the day that make him suspicious about the verdict. The editor-in-chief Alan Mann (James Woods) has some sympathy with Everett so allows him his head to investigate. A new possible suspect emerges, so it's a race against the clock to save someone who appears to be innocent: but we don't know whether or not the film is an anti-capital punishment story in which an innocent man dies - or is he guilty as a visiting priest coerces a confession from Beechum? It's a tense thriller, very well acted by the principals, and we don't know the outcome till the very end of the movie.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingle good film 5 July 2009
Format:DVD
I've always found Eastwood a little hit and miss, mostly because im not that into westerns or dirty harry. But i have to say this is a great film, great story, great characters and definately worth a prchase.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Run of the mill Eastwood 3 Feb 2011
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I don't know about you but I grow bored with seeing Eastwood in bed with girls young enough to be his great-granddaughters. This movie is another such. However, once Eastwood stops trying to act like a geriatric jock, and gets himself back behind the camera, where he belongs, we get the benefit of his undoubted ability as a Director. This otherwise undistinguished 'save the innocent victim' movie is deftly done, and well worth the price. I do not need to describe the plot, you can guess it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moral dilemma 15 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
A film dealing with one of life's great problems - death. Clint fills the part of a reporter perfectly, juggling a troubled personal life with a moral, very public issue. I'm sure this film will provide a moral dilemma for many years to come.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a Dog's Ear!
Crusty old Clint! He seems to have taken, as grizzled journalist Steve Everett, a piece of every TV detective cliche, stuck them all in a bag of M & M's and given it a good... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Tim Kidner
5.0 out of 5 stars Name sake
I was completely amazed when I realised that the reporter played by Clint Eastwood has the same name as me. Brilliant movie and certainly moved me to tears!!
Published on 29 Dec 2011 by Mr Steve Everett
4.0 out of 5 stars There's lots to admire in this Eastwood flick.
Directed by, produced by, and of course starring Clint Eastwood, True Crime is an above par thriller in which a burnt out reporter attempts to unravel a crime to against the clock,... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2011 by The Truth
1.0 out of 5 stars Too slow and not one of his best!
May be Spoilers:As a fan of Eastwood who has been watching him since his small screen days as Rowdy Yates in Rawhide I'm sorry to say that I found didn't find this film as good as... Read more
Published on 12 Nov 2011
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
This is a good film,looks a little dated now but still typically great Clint Eastwood performance as always. Read more
Published on 31 Oct 2011 by herbie
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow build-up to a clock ticking climax...
True Crime is a sophisticated crime thriller that takes time to delve into its lead character -Clint Eastwood - who promptly turns out to be very much like the Eastwood character... Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2011 by Lord Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars True Crimes
This is a fantastic movie, also a true story. It's one of those movies that keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end.
Published on 28 Aug 2011 by debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars True crime
I don't know what these people are moaning at he is a great director and actor and a living legend and an asset to the film industry it will be a sad day when he is gone.
Published on 12 July 2011 by mr mt williams
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