AGAINST ALL ODDS (18)
D: Taylor Hackford
Columbia/Delphi (Jerry Bick)
USA 🇺🇸 1984
W: Eric Hughes [based on the screenplay "Out Of The Past"
by Geoffrey Homes]
DP: Donald E. Thorin & E. Pershing Flynn
Ed: Fredric Steinkamp & William
Mus: Michel Colombier; Phil
Jeff Bridges (Terry Brogan), Rachel Ward (Jessie Wyler),
James Woods (Jake Wise), Richard Widmark (Ben Caxton), Jane Greer (Mrs. Grace Wyler), Alex Karras (Hank Sully), Dorian Harewood (Tommy), Swoosie Kurtz (Ellie)
A retired football player is hired by a seedy
nightclub owner/bookmaker to find his missing wife. He does, and the two of them fall in love.
This is a long, pointless remake of a 1947 thriller
which serves no purpose other than seeing its two main stars in a lot of boring sex scenes.
It's notable for Phil Collins' title song and an
exciting car chase in the opening scene, but very little else. Everyone involved is capable of much better. This is just too tacky and tawdry.