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The Underneath (1995)

Cast: Peter Gallagher, Alison Elliott, William Fichtner, more...
Director: Steven Soderbergh
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Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Neo Noir, Manhunt, Capers, Neo Noir, Quest, Manhunt, Manhunt
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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A remake of the classic Robert Siodmak film noir Criss Cross, Steven Soderbergh's The Underneath follows much the same plot and narrative arc of the original, but expands the possibilities of its thriller structure to also explore the complexities and insecurities at the heart of modern relationships. Peter Gallagher stars as Michael, a compulsive gambler who returns to his Texas home for the wedding of his mother (Anjanette Comer). In his absence, his ex-wife Rachel (Alison Elliott) has married Tommy (William Fichtner), a ruthless local hood. Michael and Rachel soon resume their relationship, incurring Tommy's wrath. Out of their deceptions grows a plot to heist an armored car, a crime which requires the unwitting aid of Michael's stepfather (Paul Dooley) as well as a banker (Elisabeth Shue) with whom Michael shared a brief fling. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

What Film Noir look like in colour by larbeck November 10, 2003 - 7:34 AM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Steven Soderbergh films often have an unusual look and this is no exception. And it works very well for me - I love the strange cinemaphotograpy and it adds to the experience. Basically, he took the style of the old black and white Film Noir and made it in colour with unusual shadings and saturation of the hues. Adjust your set BEFORE you play this DVD and then enjoy.

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