Palmetto

(1998)

Item #: AE4180


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Synopsis: Another contempo-noir that misses the mark has bitter ex-con Harry (Harrelson) partnered with seductress Rhea (Shue) in a phony kidnapping of her step-daughter Odette (Sevigny). Newly released from the joint after a rotten frame-up job, Harry is lured back to the steamy backwater that sent him up the river in the first place by ex Nina (Gershon), where he, once again, winds up in trouble as all three women go to work on him. Originality and character development go AWOL, as the normally adept Harrelson flounders for an identity alongside Shue's broad characterization of a vamp who teeters on high heels and the brink of satire, and Gershon in an unaccustomed good girl role. Tropical, southern Florida backdrop makes this feel like Tennessee Williams as written by Joe Eszterhas. Adaptation of Rene Raymond's (a.k.a. James Hadley Chase) novel, "Just Another Sucker."
 
Directed by: Volker Schlondorff
Cast: Angela Featherstone, Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Michael Rapaport, Gina Gershon, Chloe Sevigny, Rolf Hoppe, Tom Wright