Woody Harrelson
Director: Volker Schlöndorff Cast: Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
, Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
, Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon
Volker Schlöndorff


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When new evidence confirms that he was framed, reporter Harry Barber (Woody Harrelson) is released from prison after serving two years. He then goes on to demonstrate repeatedly that he is the dumbest, most masochistic noir hero since Adam ate the apple. His original plan, to leave Palmetto, is foiled when he runs into his girlfriend Nina (Gina Gershon), a successful sculptor who truly loves him. Unfortunately, he also runs into Rhea Malroux (Elisabeth Shue), a conniving femme fatale and wife of a dying millionaire, who offers him $50,000 for a small part in a phony kidnapping of her stepdaughter Odette (Chloe Sevigny. Feeling that he is owed something for his lost two years, and blinded by Rhea's sexuality, Harry agrees to participate even after he realizes he was set up from the very beginning. Complicating matters for himself, he also accepts an offer from the DA to serve as press liaison on the case. As the kidnapping careens out of control, Harry's involvement follows the same trajectory. His downfall is that he thinks he's clever, but his ability to think rationally is compromised from the start and worsens from there.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/06/2015
UPC: 0888574106508
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 28,585

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Harrelson Harry Barber
Elisabeth Shue Rhea Malroux
Gina Gershon Nina
Rolf Hoppe Felix Malroux
Michael Rapaport Donnelly
Chloë Sevigny Odette
Tom Wright John Renick

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director
Claire Jenora Bowin Production Designer
Corley Executive Producer
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Klaus Dolinger Score Composer
Terry Dresbach Costumes/Costume Designer
E. Max Frye Screenwriter
John E. Gallagher Asst. Director
Thomas Kloss Cinematographer
Eugene Musso Executive Producer
Peter Przygodda Editor
Bart Rosenblatt Executive Producer
Mark Weingarten Sound/Sound Designer
Matthias Wendlandt Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Palmetto
1. A Free Man. [4:23]
2. Nina's Welcome. [3:35]
3. Lady Knows Things. [6:21]
4. A Better Offer. [1:55]
5. The Malroux House. [3:32]
6. The Plan. [5:31]
7. The Excitement. [3:56]
8. Odettes's Story. [6:04]
9. Plan In Motion. [3:20]
10. Dented Proceedings [1:54]
11. Lost Bets. [4:03]
12. Police Work. [4:30]
13. Not A Joke. [3:36]
14. Some Encouragement. [6:22]
15. Expected Payoff. [3:45]
16. Unexpected Payoff. [1:13]
17. Off-Road Anxiety. [6:46]
18. Bet He's Local. [4:02]
19. Could Be Harry. [3:32]
20. Nina's Intuition. [4:58]
21. Not The Only One. [2:01]
22. Donnelly Solution. [5:24]
23. Pointing To Harry. [3:58]
24. Up To His Ears. [1:35]
25. In On This Together. [4:49]
26. Partners In Crime. [3:19]
27. The Deep End. [2:12]
28. Ending Isn't Right. [2:06]
29. Movie Material [4:30]

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