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The Mean Season
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Directed By
Phillip Borsos

Written By:
Christopher Crowe

Cast:
Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Andy Garcia, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Bradford, William Smith, Lee Sandman, Fred Ornstein, Dan Fitzgerald, John Palmer, John Palmer, Cynthia Caquelin, Fritz Bronner

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The Mean Season (1985)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
December 5th, 2008

Favorite Movie Quote: "Have you ever noticed the older you get the smaller you become?"

Like any good writer, I have no hesitation in admitting my biases. Any hero that drives around in a Mustang convertible gets extra points. Any film that occurs in the Florida hurricane season gets points for atmosphere.

There, that's the biases, and they don't take away from a good crime story that also has a lot to say about the newspaper business. Like his boss says, "We're not manufacturing, we're retail." Sometimes, you forget that and become part of the process instead of just reporting the results. I like those blurry lines, as they really make you think about what you are watching.

The story starts off really good, but it doesn't live up to the potential. "Seven" shows how it should be done. But, hey, this was way before that and it did a fair job of sucking you in and presenting some good surprises.

And, we did after all, get to see Mariel's hemingways as she stepped out of the shower. Certainly, that's worth the price of admission. Richard Jordan as the serial killer was also excellent.

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Cenobite
Dec 6, 2008 7:34 AM
 
I always did like Mariel but can't remember this one for some reason. I do remember woody's Manhattan, Star 80, & that one she did with Peter O'Toole entitled Creator. All fo the above were pretty damned good so i can't believe I missed this one. Thanks! I'll go look for it.
Movie Addict
Dec 6, 2008 12:24 PM
 
I haven't seen any of those.



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