Against All Odds

Against All Odds

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Director: Taylor Hackford

Cast: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods

     
 

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A remake of Jacques Tourneur's noir classic Out of the Past (1947), in this version a labyrinthine web of corruption touches on the world of pro football. When an injury-riddled body causes pro football player Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) to be cut by his team, Jake Wise (James Woods), a shady gambler friend, hires him to locate his spoiled, erratic girlfriendSee more details below

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A remake of Jacques Tourneur's noir classic Out of the Past (1947), in this version a labyrinthine web of corruption touches on the world of pro football. When an injury-riddled body causes pro football player Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) to be cut by his team, Jake Wise (James Woods), a shady gambler friend, hires him to locate his spoiled, erratic girlfriend Jessie (Rachel Ward). Terry's attempt to glean Jessie's whereabouts from the girl's coldly aristocratic mother (Jane Greer) leads to a lucrative counteroffer to keep Jessie away from Jake if he finds her. After refusing, Terry heads for scenic Cozumel, where he eventually runs down the stunning young woman. A mutual attraction quickly develops and the pair are less than eager to return to California. Painfully, Terry tells Jessie about his involvement in a betting scandal which has put him under Jake's control. Meanwhile Jake, who is angered by the delay, senses that something is going on, and sends Terry's conditioning coach, Sully (Alex Karras), to find the couple. When he finally locates them, sweatily making love in a Mayan temple, tragedy ensues, spinning the ill-fated Terry into a world of boundless deceit and corruption.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2010
UPC:
0014381681826
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:08:00
Sales rank:
8,785

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel Ward Jessie Wyler
Jeff Bridges Terry Brogan
James Woods Jake Wise
Alex Karras Hank Sully
Jane Greer Mrs. Wyler
Richard Widmark Caxton
Pat Corley Ed
Dorian Harewood Tommy
Swoosie Kurtz Eddie
Saul Rubinek Steve
Bill McKinney Coach
Jophery Brown Stunts
Billy Burton Stunts
Carl Ciarfalio Sully Stunt Double
Bud Davis Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Tom Kelly Football Announcer
Carey Loftin Ferrari Stunt Driver
Ron Rondell Stunts
Dennis Scott Stunts
Dick Ziker Stunts
Allen Williams Bob Soames
Sam Scarber Assistant Coach
Jon St. Elwood Ahmad Cooper
Tamara Stafford Kirsch's Girl Friend
Jonathan Terry Ryskind
Paul Valentine Councilman Weinberg
Ted White Guard with Dog
Mel Scott-Thomas Quarterback
Ginger LaBrie 2nd Receptionist
David Dayan Car Valet
August Darnell Kid Creole

Technical Credits
Taylor Hackford Director,Producer
Jerry Bick Executive Producer
Bill Borden Producer
David Burton Stunts
Larry Carlton Score Composer
Phil Collins Songwriter
Michel Colombier Score Composer
William S. Gilmore Producer
Eric Hughes Screenwriter
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard J. Lawrence Art Director
Garry Lewis Set Decoration/Design
Tom Mack Asst. Director
Charlie Picerni Stunts
Gene Rudolf Production Designer
William Steinkamp Editor
Karl F. Steinkamp Editor
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
Donald Thorin Cinematographer
Jeff Wexler Sound Mixer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [4:15]
2. Proving he's ok [5:36]
3. Steve Kirsch [5:57]
4. Volleyball tournament [2:12]
5. Down Sunset [2:56]
6. Job possibilities [3:14]
7. Mrs. Wyler [10:39]
8. Jessie Wyler [4:28]
9. "Should I be afraid?" [4:38]
10. The prettiest place [6:59]
11. "I know who you are." [6:05]
12. New hiding place [4:50]
13. The sweathouse [1:08]
14. Sully [8:18]
15. Back with Jake [4:54]
16. Palace party [3:14]
17. Kid Creole [2:17]
18. New assignment [2:58]
19. Warning Kirsch [:53]
20. Undeserving? [2:45]
21. Jake & Jessie [3:58]
22. Kirsch's files [3:44]
23. With Edie [2:05]
24. Back at Kirsch's [5:08]
25. Reunion [1:11]
26. Out of hand [1:33]
27. Goods on Caxton [3:12]
28. Wyler Canyon [11:53]

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