Absolute Power

directed by Clint Eastwood
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Suspense"
Year of Release:1997
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:09/02/2015
Description:Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) is a thief. He is robbing the home of Walter Sullivan, millionaire power broker, when he's interrupted by Sullivan's wife and her lover, the President of the United States (Gene Hackman). Whitney watches through a hidden mirror as the lovers quarrel. When the President gets rough, Mrs. Sullivan grabs a letter opener and jabs at the President. The Secret Service burst in and kill her, then cover it up. Luther manages to flee with the letter opener. The Secret Service is after him to kill him. Seth Frank (Ed Harris) is the detective on the case. He befriends Luther's estranged daughter Kate (Laura Linney). Luther sees the President expressing his sorrow to Sullivan and decides to take him down. He manages to stop the Secret Service man who is trying to kill Kate, then he tells Sullivan about the President and gives him the letter opener. Sullivan goes to the White House and confronts the President who kills himself with the letter opener.
My Rating:5

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Review - Absolute Power

It was an interesting premise, about a thief who sees the President involved in a murder and is the only person who can prove it. But the plot goes awry when it makes Eastwood's character almost supernaturally clever and sneaky. And the ending, with the President and the Secret Service men dead, was just too pat.
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