Director: Lloyd Fonvielle Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, Frederic Forrest



This devilish blend of film noir and Gothic melodrama first aired August 21, 1988, over the Showtime Cable service. Tommy Lee Jones stars as Eddie Mallard, an end-of-pier private eye, hired by a millionaire (Colin Bruce) to do some snooping. Eddie's client claims that he is being hounded for money by his ex-wife (Virginia Madsen). A simple case of harassment -- hardly: the man's wife has been dead for 10 years. As Eddie investigates, he himself is confronted by the "deceased" wife, who insists that she's not a ghost and who eventually becomes the gorgeous object of Eddie's own obsessions. The stars sometimes seem as bewildered as the audience, but the film's excellent production values help smooth over the more confusing passages. Originally unrated, Gotham now carries an "R" for violence, language and sexual situations.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
UPC: 0027616911261
Original Release: 1988
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original trailer; Screen format: full screen; English stereo surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Trouble [3:18]
2. Eddie Mallard, PI [6:01]
3. On the Case [5:53]
4. Contact [4:41]
5. Jewels [3:32]
6. A Ghost's Life [3:45]
7. Danny Boy [9:01]
8. Hot as Hades [5:34]
9. Back on the Case [7:37]
10. "Ghosts Can't Lie" [1:13]
11. Case Closed [3:56]
12. Love & Death [6:54]
13. Intervention [6:25]
14. Haunted [5:15]
15. Rachel Comes Clean [8:46]
16. Sucker/End Credits [5:19]

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Gotham 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought that the movie was quite romantic yet typical of film noir. i felt that the story plot could use more substance but all in all the movie was pretty good.tommy lee jones and virginia madsen sizzled onscreen together. its a must to add to any dvd collection.