In this slick political thriller, an emotionally disconnected, aesthetically refined master thief is out for one final score before retiring to his treasure-lined hideaway. But during a robbery at a mansion near Washington, he witnesses a bizarre sex murder involving the President of the United States. As the president's slimy handlers frantically cover the crime up, the career criminal--and only outside witness--becomes the Secret Service's prime target. His relationship with his estranged daughter hangs in the balance. Adapted from the best-selling novel by David Baldacci.
Clint Eastwood - American actor/director, THE GOOD, THE BAD.../UNFORGIVEN
Henry Bumstead - Production Designer, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)
Harry Bumstead - Production Designer, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)
Karen S. Spiegal
William Goldman - American Screenwriter
Scott Glenn - Actor, JOURNEY TO THE END OF NIGHT, W.
Laura Linney - Actress
Melora Hardin - Actress
Dennis Haysbert - American Actor/Love Field
Ed Harris - American Actor/Director
E.G. Marshall - TV and Film Star, played the President in SUPERMAN 2
Everett G. Marshall - TV and Film Star, played the President in SUPERMAN 2
Jack N. Green - Director of Photography, SERENITY (2005)
Jack Green - Director of Photography, SERENITY (2005)
Deborah Hopper - Costume Designer, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)
Gene Hackman - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Eugene Alder - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Judy Davis - Australian Actress, BARTON FINK (1991)
Joel Cox - Editor, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)
In this slick political thriller a master thief out for one final big score gets much more than he bargains for when, during a robbery at a mansion near Washington, he witnesses a bizarre murder involving the President of the United States. In the ensuing cover-up, the career criminal - and only outside witness - becomes the Secret Service's prime target. Adapted from the best selling novel by David Baldacci.
Theatrical release: February 16, 1997. ABSOLUTE POWER grossed nearly $100 million worldwide.
"...Eastwood gutsily stages the extended opening slowly and methodically..." - 02/14/1997 USA Today, p.4D
"...[A] strong cast, lively rejoinders and moments of discreet panache....Mr. Eastwood's own performance sets a high-water mark for laconic intelligence and makes the star seem youthfully spry..." - 02/14/1997 New York Times, p.C5
"...Sleek and satisfying....Almost a drawing room thriller, unhurried and genteel but enlivened with suspense and surprising bursts of sly, even biting, humor..." - 02/14/1997 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"...ABSOLUTE POWER is a tight, taut thriller with a twist....Eastwood does a difficult thing: He makes a thriller that is not upstaged by its thrills..." - 02/14/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35