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Summary Written in eight days on a trip to Los Angeles by first-time feature director Stephen Soderbergh, and shot in five weeks on a meager $1.2 million budget, the film tells the story of Graham (James Spader), who visits old friend John (Peter Gallager), and engages John's wife (Andie McDowell), and her sister (Laura San Giacomo) in his uniq...

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 17 Critic Reviews
must-see
86
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 79 User Ratings
7.6
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Summary Written in eight days on a trip to Los Angeles by first-time feature director Stephen Soderbergh, and shot in five weeks on a meager $1.2 million budget, the film tells the story of Graham (James Spader), who visits old friend John (Peter Gallager), and engages John's wife (Andie McDowell), and her sister (Laura San Giacomo) in his uniq...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 17 Critic Reviews
86
88% Positive
15 Reviews
12% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 17 Critic Reviews
86
88% Positive
15 Reviews
12% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 79 User Ratings
7.6
78% Positive
62 Ratings
19% Mixed
15 Ratings
3% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 79 User Ratings
7.6
78% Positive
62 Ratings
19% Mixed
15 Ratings
3% Negative
2 Ratings

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Production Company Outlaw Productions (I), Virgin
Release Date Aug 4, 1989
Duration 1 h 40 m
Rating R
Genres
Tagline Cine independiente USA
Golden Globes, USA
3 Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
• 2 Wins & 6 Nominations