#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Working largely in cases of counterfeiting, LA based Secret Service agent Richie Chance exhibits reckless behavior which according to his longtime and now former partner Jimmy Hart will probably land him in the morgue before he’s ready to retire. That need for the thrill manifests itself in his personal life by his love of base jumping. Professionally, it is demonstrated by the fact that he is sextorting a parolee named Ruth Lanier, who feeds him information in return for him not sending her back to prison for some trumped up parole violation. With his new partner John Vukovich, Chance is more determined than ever, based on recent circumstances, to nab known longtime counterfeiter Ric Masters, who is more than willing to use violence against and kill anyone who crosses him. Masters is well aware that the Secret Service is after him. Masters’ operation is somewhat outwardly in disarray, with Chance being able to nab his mule, Carl Cody, in the course of moving some of the fake money, and one of his associates, a lawyer named Max Waxman, probably stealing money from him. Partly with information from Ruth, Chance is trying to find and exploit the weaknesses in Masters’ operation. To accomplish his goal, Chance takes more and more unethical and illegal measures, which may be problematic for Vukovich, who comes from a family of police officers who are sworn to uphold the law.
Plot: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
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Shamefully misunderstood by the critics
One of the very best films of the 1980s this was shamefully neglected and misunderstood by the critics. The problem is: on the surface it’s just like an ordinary action crime thriller (and thus won’t appeal to the arthouse crowd), except that it makes it difficult to identify yourself with any of the characters. In other words: it violates its genre rules. But this very fact makes it so unpredictable and thrilling, and a proper movie as opposed to a mere genre clone.
The good guys are flawed. This isn’t really new, since the mid 1960s there were plenty of flawed heroes in Westerns or police thrillers. The difference is that not only their characters are flawed, they are vulnerable, destructible, they make mistakes. And they pay for their mistakes. Similarly the villains: yes, they are formidable and glamorous, but they are not in the league of the Blofelds or Sentenzas of moviedom. They make mistakes too. And they pay too.
A surprising asset is the film music by Wang Chung, a one-hit-wonder pop obscurity of the era. Their sound perfectly melts with the cinematography, especially in the stylish opening sequence.
Chasing A Counterfeiter.
William Friedkin directed this exciting crime thriller that stars William Petersen as law enforcement officer Richard Chance,whose partner has just been killed by clever counterfeiter Eric Masters(played by Willem Dafoe). Chance becomes obsessed with finding Masters as a result, and is given a new partner named John Vukovich(played by John Pankow) who is alarmed by the reckless nature of his partner, though is still determined to catch Masters as well, which will lead to a harrowing wrong-way highway car chase, and a most unexpected ending… Fine cast and direction in film that contains one of cinema’s great car chases. A triumph of style over substance to an extent, but a surprising twist at the end is most effective.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (TV) (Germany)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director William Friedkin
Writer Gerald Petievich, William Friedkin
Actors William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow
Country United States
Awards 3 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL3
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,150 m (Sweden, cut version), 3,182 m (Sweden, uncut version)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji A 125T 8511)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm