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Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Film Buff: Soft-Boiled

A great big happy birthday today to actress Bonnie Bedelia, best known for playing the tougher-than-she-looks spouses of Bruce Willis In Die Hard and Die Hard 2 and Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent. Bedelia also received acclaim for her role as lady drag racer Shirley Muldowney in Heart Like a Wheel. She can currently be seen in the NBC series Parenthood.
Bedelia also appears in one of my favorite movies: The Big Fix (1978) starring Richard Dreyfuss as Roger L. Simon's somewhat-less-than-hard-boiled detective Moses Wine. Wine is a former 60s radical turned private eye trying to solve the murder of an old flame and uncover a plot to smear a gubernatorial candidate.
It's a fun take on the private eye genre, and Dreyfuss shines as he always does.

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