Cover image for True crime
Title:
True crime
Author:
Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
Uniform Title:
True crime (Motion picture : 1999)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A boozing, skirt-chasing and hard-living reporter realizes a death row prisoner scheduled to die at midnight is innocent. He races against time to save the man and perhaps lift his own life out of the trash heap.
General Note:
Widescreen format with dual-layer format.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.

Special features: 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries: The scene of the crime, featuring cast/filmmaker interviews and True crime: true stories, recounting a reporter's true-life experiences that parallel the movie ; music video, Why should I care?, performed by Diana Krall ; cast and crew profiles ; theatrical trailer ; scene selections.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780790742267
UPC:
085391632320
Format :
DVD

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Investigative reporter Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood) has just relocated to the west coast after getting fired from the New York Times. Thanks to his old friend, Alan Mann (James Woods), the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Tribune , Everett still has a job, but that's hardly the end of his problems. An alcoholic and a womanizer, he's been sober for two months and his marriage to Barbara (Diane Venora) is in as bad a shape as his car. Everett has also earned the hatred of city editor Bob Findley (Denis Leary), and not without reason -- Everett has been sleeping with his wife. One day, when another reporter dies in an automobile accident, Findley asks Everett to take over her assignment -- the final interview of condemned murderer Frank Beachum (Isaiah Washington). Everett researches the case before the interview, and finds Beachum was convicted of a robbery and homicide in an Oakland convenience store. But the reporter finds several discrepancies in the story, and a visit to death row only confirms Everett's suspicions that Beachum was not the killer. The reporter begins a hurried search for information that will stay the execution. Plagued by his inner demons, the reporter has 12 hours left to save the life of a man he knows is innocent. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi


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