Palmetto

1997

Palmetto (1997)

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Things don't go well for Harry; after being set up and put in prison for two years, he meets Rhea who offers him a job in the fake kidnapping of her daughter. Harry goes along with this, but the daughter ends up dead.

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Cast

Woody Harrelson
as Harry Barber
Elisabeth Shue
as Rhea Malroux
Rolf Hoppe
as Felix Malroux
Tom Wright
as John Renick
Marc Macaulay
as Miles Meadows
Joe Hickey
as Lawyer
Richard Booker
as Billy Holden
Bill Larson
as Parking Lot Man
Tim W. Terry
as Prison Guard
Jim Janey
as Policeman
Brett Rice
as Crash Site Cop
Vince Cecere
as Tow Truck Driver
Don Bright
as Crime Scene Cop
Ernie Garrett
as TV Anchor
Karin J. Ivester
as Forensic Detective
Marcus Thomas
as Courtroom Photographer
Douglas J. Mann II
as Courtroom Reporter
Jim R. Coleman
as 1st Reporter
Victoria Tan
as 2nd Reporter
Wil Kilmer
as Bungalow Cop
Ginger King
as The Real Rhea
Corey Blevins
as Motel Clerk
Duncan Chamberlain
as Gallery Maitre D'
Peggy Sheffield
as Woman Customer
Karen Fraction
as Plainclothes Cop
Gary Lowe
as Boathouse Cop
Kenneth L. Bright
as Boathouse Cop
Jay Ridings
as Boathouse Cop
Graig Himes
as Boathouse Cop
James Gaunt
as Boathouse Cop
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Critic Reviews for Palmetto

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

It's indicative of how crazy matters get when ex-journalist Harrelson gets hired to run the police press office as his caper disintegrates.

Jan 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Shue, appearing uncomfortable and distracted and trying a bit too hard, comes off as more camp than vamp.

Mar 31, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An unfairly bashed breath of fresh indie-style air.

Jul 21, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Just an average neo-noir that's kinda fun to watch once on cable.

Jun 17, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Decent twisty-turny thriller, but a lot of the twists don't make sense. Try to decipher it if you can.

Jul 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Thematically-crippled. A half-hearted sultry gumshoe noir piece that will quickly fall by the wayside.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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