Thursday, October 17, 2013

Flick Pick: The Package

The Package
(Orion, 1989)

Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, and Tommy Lee Jones, in a taut end-of-the-Cold-War political thriller.

Doing anywhere from one to five movies a year from the 1970s to the 1990s, you can't swing a dead cat and not hit his work with any list of movies. That's because Hackman is one of those gifted actors who could read a cereal box and give a great performance that would sell tickets and fill seats. In this one he's at the top of his game, with a good story, a great director, and a solid supporting cast.

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