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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Elliot Gould
Sterling Hayden
Mark Rydell
Nina Van Pallandt
Directors
Robert Altman
Screenwriters
Leigh Brackett
Running Time
110 minutes

The Long Goodbye
Altman's langurous version of Raymond Chandler's classic.


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Plot
Marlowe (Gould), a private dic helps his friend, Terry Lenxox to the Mexican border only to be imprisoned for aiding and abetting the murder of his mate's wife. After his release, he's asked to help a glamorous blonde wife find her husband, but Marlowe becomes more and more warey as he realises the blonde may have a connection to Lennox and his dead wife.


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A subtle criqiue of the main character that contains some astonishing set pieces.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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