Against All Odds

If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947's Out of the Past.

With:
Rachel Ward Jeff Bridges James Woods Alex Karras Jane Greer Richard Widmark

If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947’s Out of the Past.

Jeff Bridges is a fading pro footballer with shady connections to James Woods, a small-time LA bookie-hood who has been keeping house with Rachel Ward until she stabbed him and got away.

Jane Greer, who played Ward’s role in the earlier version of the Daniel Mainwaring yarn, is now Ward’s mean mother who owns the team Bridges is cut from. Greer is allied with suave, sinister Richard Widmark, lawyer in a rapacious real-estate deal who will turn out to be more than suspected at first.

The action ranges all the way to remote Mexican areas whose scenic moods are captured nicely by cinematographer Donald Thorin, heating up the #2 love affair between Bridges and Ward. All the performances are firstrate.

1984: Nomination: Best Song (‘Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)’)

Against All Odds

Production: Columbia. Director Taylor Hackford; Producer Taylor Hackford, William S. Gilmore; Writer Eric Hughes; Camera Donald Thorin Editor Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp; Music Michel Colombier Art Richard James Lawrence

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 128 MIN.

With: Rachel Ward Jeff Bridges James Woods Alex Karras Jane Greer Richard Widmark

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