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Absence of Malice


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Paul Newman
Sally Field
A prominent Miami union leader has disappeared without trace. Frustrated by the lack of clues, ruthless government inspector Elliot Rosen puts the pressure on Michael Gallagher , a wholesale liquor merchant whose father was a gangster. Turning the screws tighter, Rosen leaks that Gallagher is a prime suspect to Megan Carter , an ambitious reporter on the Miami Standard.
With the law, the press, and the mob against him, Gallagher is forced to take extreme measures ...
Screenplay by KURT LUEDTKE Produced and directed by SYDNEY POLLACK
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Sally Field
Unknown: Elliot Rosen
Unknown: Michael Gallagher
Unknown: Megan Carter
Play By: Kurt Luedtke
Directed By: Sydney Pollack
Gallagher: Paul Newman
Megan: Sally Field
Rosen: Bob Balaban
Teresa: Melinda Dillon
Malderone: Luther Adler
Waddell: Barry Primus
McAdam: Josef Sommer
Davidek: John Harkins
Quinn: Don Hood
Wells: Wilford Brimley
Eddie Frost: Arnie Ross
Nickie: Anna Marie Napoles
Sarah: Shelley Spurlock

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