Night Moves

Night Moves

Director: Arthur Penn

Cast: Arthur Penn, Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns

     
 

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Private eye Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) is dedicated to his job, but his dedication does not make him happy or powerful in his personal life, and his wife (Susan Clark) is cheating on him. Aging actress Arlene Iverson (Janet Ward) hires Harry to find her trust-funded daughter Delly (Melanie Griffith), distracting Harry from his marital problems as he tracks the… See more details below

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Private eye Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) is dedicated to his job, but his dedication does not make him happy or powerful in his personal life, and his wife (Susan Clark) is cheating on him. Aging actress Arlene Iverson (Janet Ward) hires Harry to find her trust-funded daughter Delly (Melanie Griffith), distracting Harry from his marital problems as he tracks the lascivious runaway teen to Florida. In the Keys, Harry has an affair of his own with Paula (Jennifer Warren), and he succeeds in locating Delly, even as he learns that finding her is only the beginning of a much larger case. As the "accidental" deaths multiply, Harry discovers that everyone has his or her own motives and that he cannot do much to stem the tide of deep-seated depravity.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Like Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973) and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), Arthur Penn's Night Moves rethinks the conventions of 1940s film noir with a 1970s sensibility. In the noir world, the L.A. lifestyles of the rich and famous masked an amoral core over which the detective could momentarily assert his ethical power; in Penn's 1970s version (as in those of Altman and Polanski), the detective cannot even manage that small a victory. The noir shadows that swathe Harry Moseby's Florida trip in Night Moves only emphasize how little he can see of what is really happening; and even what action Harry (Gene Hackman) can see is blocked by clear water and glass barriers. Increasingly less receptive to films that delved into the unethical morass of contemporary America, the audience did not embrace Night Moves as earlier ones had Penn's previous revisionist genre movies, Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Little Big Man (1970). Still, the final image of this Penn outing indelibly sums up the quandary of a detective with some grasp of how to do the right thing, faced with a society that couldn't care less.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
UPC:
0012569688728
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
15,957

Special Features

Closed Caption; Vintage featurette The Day of the Director; Theatrical tralier; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Harry Moseby
Jennifer Warren Paula
Edward Binns Ziegler
Harris Yulin Marty Heller
Susan Clark Ellen Moseby
Kenneth Mars Nick
Janet Ward Arlene Iverson
James Woods Quentin
Anthony Costello Mary Ellman
John Crawford Tom Iverson
Melanie Griffith Delly Grastner
Michael Ebert Actor
Louie Elias Actor
Rene Enriquez Actor
Max Gail Tony
Avril Gentles Actor
Tim Haldeman Delivery Boy
Carey Loftin Actor
Shauna McCullough Actor
John Moio Cop
Victor Paul Actor
Sandra Seacat Actor
Ben Archibek Charles
Dennis Dugan Boy

Technical Credits
Arthur Penn Director
Dede Allen Editor
Joe Day Special Effects
Nessa Hyams Casting
George Jenkins Production Designer
Gene Lasko Associate Producer
Ned Parsons Set Decoration/Design
Rita Riggs Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Roe Asst. Director
Stephen A. Rotter Editor
Alan Sharp Screenwriter
Robert M. Sherman Producer
Michael Small Score Composer
Roland "Ozzie" Smith Camera Operator
Jack Solomon Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Stein Makeup
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Marcel Vercoutere Special Effects
Richard Vorisek Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:44]
2. Find Delly [4:17]
3. Arlene's File [2:07]
4. Marital Snoop Job [3:15]
5. Quizzing Quentin [2:02]
6. Confronting Nick and Ellen [5:51]
7. Location Stunts [4:29]
8. Evening Up the Score [4:26]
9. Paula and Delly [5:11]
10. The Stepfather [3:23]
11. Night Moves [3:00]
12. Delly Won't Budge [:12]
13. Dead in the Water [3:34]
14. One of Those Questions [4:29]
15. Ben Franklin Slept There [5:02]
16. Nightmare [3:09]
17. Troubled Household [3:34]
18. Love Nest Intruder [2:12]
19. Back with Ellen [3:08]
20. The Dailies [5:49]
21. She'll Cry Tomorrow [5:30]
22. Distress Signals [2:02]
23. Deadly Encounters [3:43]
24. What's It All About? [5:18]
25. Watery Graves [2:29]
26. In Circles [5:08]
27. Cast List [1:59]

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