Night Moves

Synopsis: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection between the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light.
Director(s): Arthur Penn
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

It's Nick, babe. I got one for you, Har.

and not one of our computers.

It's a lady called Arlene Iverson.

Looking to get her daughter home.

in the movies. Maybe you remember.

I'll give you what stuff we have on Arlene.

Bye-bye, poops.

Where's my old lady?

Your old lady's in the office.

Be careful, that's ivory.

Good hands.

It's too late now, Mr. Ibez.|It has been too late since Monday.

Look, let's just forget the whole thing.|Past, present and future.

I'm sorry.


What brings you across the tracks?

Oh, I just have to go visit|one of the beautiful people.

How'd you get to meet|one of the beautiful people?

It's one of Nick's handouts.

Have you had any second thoughts|about joining his agency?

Yeah. That's not an agency.|That's a information factory.

I'd go bananas there in one week.

- Can I get some cash?|- Yeah, it's right there.

You gonna be late tonight?

Oh, I don't know. Why?

My Night at Maud's.

- Wanna come?|- I don't think so.

I saw a Rohmer film once.|It was kind of like watching paint dry.

- Shall I come back?|- No.

- Is she taking it?|- She wants to see it in place.


When are we going bowling again?

You get some weird satisfaction|from this sort of thing, don't you?

Are you the kind of detective|who, once you get on a case...

...nothing can get you off it?|Bribes, beatings.

- The allure of a woman...|- That was true in the old days.

Before we had a union.

My daughter Delly...|Or would you believe Delilah?

My husband was a film producer|who wanted to produce biblical epics.

- Well, she's gone.|- How long gone?

Two weeks. I'm used to her staying|out nights. At first I didn't worry.

How old is she?


You got any idea what she does|with her spare time or...?

Oh, yeah. She...|She hangs out with freaks.

She smokes marijuana.

Gets laid, I daresay.

Do you have a name for any of these|freaks that she hangs out with?

Yeah. A creep called Quentin.

I called him, and he told me|Delly had left town.

Told me not to bother him and hung up.


Do you have an address for Quentin?

- Yeah.|- And I'll need a picture of Delly.

Preferably one taken in natural light.

This is my second husband,|Tom lverson. The bum.

The only thing I got|out of him was a new name.

That's after I quit acting.

Did you ever see me in anything?

I was never big, not really big.

There were a lot like me.

You know, studio premieres,|studio romances, not much talent.

I got lucky. I grabbed off|one of the big guns, Irving Grastner.

Oh, I had lovely tits.|Even if I do say so myself.

They're sitting|on a little bit of silicone now...

...but when they were up for grabs,|they were really something special.

Delly didn't do so bad, either.

All right. Go find her.

Well, let's say 125 a day|and legitimate expenses.

You can get cheaper.

Can I get better?

You're hired.

For them that don't have football,|there's always religion. You ever miss it?

No, not a bit.

You ought to get money into those.|They're appreciating faster than real estate.

Now that the Mexicans got their backs|up about their art being ripped off.

Excuse me. I hate to tell you|what this little piece of crap is worth.

Don't you like them, Har?

If they didn't all remind me|of Alex Karras.

Yeah, here it is.

- The tape on Arlene. She likes big guys...|- That ever buy you anything?

Hey, Arlene and me go way back.

Arlene Iverson.

Maiden name, Carson. Age, 45.

October 3rd, 1927.

Discharge bankrupted in '33.

Died '35, self-inflicted gunshot.

did not complete curriculum.

Enrolled Lee Spellman's acting studio.

to Universal Studios, '46.

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Alan Sharp

Alan Sharp (12 January 1934 – 8 February 2013) was a Scottish novelist and screenwriter. He published two novels in the 1960s, and subsequently wrote the screenplays for about twenty films, mostly produced in the United States. more…

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