Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Scott Glenn
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 121 minutes
Director Clint Eastwood's 1997 box-office hit stars himself as Luther Whitney, a highly skilled thief who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, witnessing the murder of a woman involved in a secret tryst with the U.S. president (played by Gene Hackman). Determined to clear his name, Whitney cleverly eludes a tenacious detective (Ed Harris) while investigating a corruption of power reaching to the highest level of government. Adapted by veteran screenwriter William Goldman from David Baldacci's novel, this thriller balances expert suspense with well-drawn characters and an intelligent plot that's just a pounding heartbeat away from real White House headlines. Absolute Power features the great Judy Davis in a memorable supporting role as the White House chief of staff who desperately attempts to cover up the crime. --Jeff Shannon
Looks like he tried to strangle her.
He strangled her, then he went to the door to shoot her from behind?
He also inspected her vagina.
He did WHAT? Why?
Maybe he didn't remember that he did her.
A strong burglar with a weak mind. Obviously another open-and-shut case.
Why does he bother to dig a slug out of the wall when he knows there's already another one stuck in her head?
Uh, different from the one in her body?
Two guns means two burglars. They broke in together, they both went out the window? That's bullshit! And by the way, why did he, or they, go out the window in the first place when he, or they, got in by breaking a zillion-dollar security system?
Why didn't you go to the police? That's what innocent people do.
Sure. And that nice young man who was just here, he'd take my word over the President of the United States's?
Well, why should I believe you?
Because I swear to you, Kate. I swear to you on Mattie's grave. Yeah, that's right. Your mother's grave, I'd kill myself before I lied about that.
Oh Jesus, Luther.
Yeah, I know.