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Poodle Springs (1998)

Poodle Springs (1998)

Poodle Springs





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For this TV movie, Bob Rafelson directed James Caan as famous shamus Philip Marlowe. The novel Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) was writing during the year of his death remained unfinished until it was completed 30 years later by Spenser author Robert Parker. The British-based, Czech-born screenwriter/playwright Tom Stoppard scripted this telefilm adaptation. In 1963, the middle-aged Marlowe has put on a few pounds and gained a new wife, wealthy heiress Laura (Dina Meyer). In Poodle Springs, California, on the Nevada border, the couple lives in a house given them by P.J. Parker (Joe Don Baker), Laura's father. Framed for murder, Marlowe is bailed out by Laura, and he's soon hired to locate a gambler who owes $100,000. Investigating lowlife photographer Larry Victor (David Keith), Marlowe learns of a blackmail plot involving stripper Lola (La Joy Farr); he follows a trail that leads to a land scheme, while corpses begin to litter the landscape. This was James Caan's first TV role since Brian's Song (1971, later released theatrically), and the whodunit premiered July 25, 1998 on HBO.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Tom Stoppard
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James Caan
as Philip Marlowe
David Keith
as Larry Victor
Tom Bower
as Arnie Burns
Julia Campbell
as Muffy Blackstone
Brian Cox
as Clayton Blackstone
Sam Vlahos
as Eddie Garcia
Joe Don Baker
as P.J. Parker
David Byrd
as Seymour
Michael Laskin
as Lipschultz
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Critic Reviews for Poodle Springs

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 28, 2004

Audience Reviews for Poodle Springs


An easy watching Sunday afternoon type film, nothing special but watchable

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Settle in and watch this on a Saturday afternoon....or do your laundry because both will be as memorable.

bill s.
bill secor

Caan does tough guys in his sleep. Unfortunately the pacing on this one is like the director is asleep.

Brad West

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