True Crime

Synopsis: Steve Everett, Oakland Tribune journalist with a passion for women and alcohol, is given the coverage of the upcoming execution of murderer Frank Beachum. His attractive colleague Michelle died in a car accident the night before. Bob Findley, Steve's boss and husband to Steve's current affair, wants him dead and gone as soon as possible. When Steve stumbles across the possibility of Frank Beachum being innocently on death row, Bob feels his time to have come. Now Steve only has a few hours left to prove the innocence of Frank and to be right with this theory, as he definitely will be history if he's not.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

Brother With Uzi."

The child violence "issue."

People want to read

about sex organs and blood.

You know what?

We make up issues so they don't have

to feel too nasty about it. Got it?

I should call Everett,

because that's his attitude.

A little sarcasm?

How long you been here? Three months?

I've worked with Everett

for three years.

And let me tell you something, Bob.

The guy is good, as good as anybody

I've ever worked with.

You know why

he was run out of New York?

I heard some things.

He busted the mayor.

The mayor of fucking New York City!

He found a secret memo on a bribe...

...between His Honor and an ex-borough

president and ran with it.


The paper killed it because

the owner was in bed with the mayor.

What did Everett do?

He didn't whine...

...and he didn't back down.

He just fucking walked.

That's Steve Everett.

- Fine.

- Good.

- How's the quitting smoking?

- Great.

When you send the flowers

to that dead girl...

...Michelle's family...

...would you include my name?


- See you.

- All right.

The mayor of New York City, Bob.

The mayor, you gullible asshole.

Yeah, I could have stayed

in New York forever.

They were about to put me

in charge of an investigative team.

That would have put me

on the Pulitzer track.

I really liked it there.

Broadway shows, downtown jazz clubs...

...dinners at Elaine's,

veal chops up the old wazoo.

Not veal chops like that, though.


Now you have to kiss it

and make it better.

So you were the king of New York.

Why are you hacking out metro stories

at the Oakland Tribune?

Well, that's a long story.

I got caught in the supply room

with a very young lady.

Turned out to be the owner's daughter.

How the hell was I supposed to know

she was underage?

She looked 18 to me.

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Larry Gross

Larry Gross (born 1953) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is a visiting professor of film and new media at New York University Abu Dhabi. Best known for his collaborations with Walter Hill, his credits include 48 Hrs. (1982), Streets of Fire (1984), and uncredited contributions to Ralph Bakshi's Cool World (1992). He won the 2004 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004). His criticism has appeared in Film Comment and Sight & Sound.Gross attended St Edmund Hall, Oxford and Bard College, from which he graduated in 1974. He later completed an MA in English at Columbia University (where he subsequently served as an adjunct assistant professor of film) and an MA in film studies at New York University.In 2008, Gross who is the co-writer of 48 Hrs. has his contemporaneous diary of his days on set published on the MovieCityNews website. more…

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