The paper's editor McAdam tells Carter that Peron has committed suicide. She is a disgrace to her profession. Gallagher comes to the newspaper's office trying to discover the basis for the story, but Carter does not reveal her source. A devout , she doesn't want Carter to reveal this publicly, but Carter prints the story anyway. Newman and Dillon's performances were praised, as was Brimley's cameo. Gallagher's business is shut down by union officials who are now suspicious of him, since he has been implicated in Diaz's murder. She allows the facts of a secret investigation to be leaked to her.
Plot Miami liquor wholesaler Michael Gallagher Newman , who is the son of a deceased criminal, awakes one day to find himself a front-page story in the local , indicating that he is being investigated in the disappearance and presumed of a local longshoremen's official, Joey Diaz. The paper's editor McAdam tells Carter that Peron has committed suicide. Gallagher, thankful for Carter's help, also begins a love affair with her. Later, offscreen, she commits suicide. The fact is, this movie is really about a woman's spunk and a common man's sneaky revenge. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. And if they did, they shouldn't have.
Directed by: Producer s : Cast: , , , , , , , , ,. Field hides behind journalistic confidentiality privilege to put off the outraged Newman, who loses a friend to suicide during the debacle. The newspaper now prints a new story written by a different reporter revealing details of the incidents. Teresa Peron , a lifelong friend of Gallagher, tells the reporter that Gallagher couldn't have killed Diaz because he was taking her out of town for an on that weekend. A devout , she doesn't want Carter to reveal this publicly, but Carter prints the story anyway. We guarantee your 100% satisfaction. Besides these two performances, there are some other good ones, most notably one by , as a lawman who takes brusque command of an informal hearing and reduces everyone but Newman to quivering surrender, and another by John Harkins, as a newspaper libel lawyer who is able to make the restraints and freedoms of libel law clear not only to Sally Field but even to us.
She is a disgrace to her profession. At the the film won an Honourable Mention. He discovers that Rosen turned the investigation against Gallagher into a bogus investigation with the purpose of illegally leaking it to the press in order to squeeze him for information and fires him, implicitly telling him he is going to be charged for what he did and also suggests that Quinn resign. Carter goes to Gallagher to apologize, but an enraged Gallagher assaults her. I not only liked this movie despite its factual and ethical problems -- I'm not even so sure they matter so much to most viewers. What journalistic sins does she commit in this film? The newspaper prints a story not written by Carter revealing the entire truth about the incidents. Both before his meeting with Quinn and after Quinn's public statement, Gallagher makes significant anonymous contributions to one of Quinn's political action committee backers.
This original one sheet poster is folded and in very fine condition. Gallagher comes to the newspaper's office trying to discover the basis for the story, but Carter does not reveal her source. He arranges a secret meeting with District Attorney Quinn, offering to use his organized-crime contacts to give Quinn exclusive information on Diaz's murder, in exchange for the D. But he would have understood it. The story makes the front page again and causes a huge uproar because of the rules everyone except Gallagher have broken in the investigation.
Gallagher's business is shut down by union officials who are now suspicious of him since he has been implicated in Diaz's murder. As it turns out, Rosen is trying to squeeze Gallagher for information. Then… Advertisement But you get the idea. Nevertheless, she attempts to make it up to him by revealing Rosen's role in the investigation. Interesting performances by Field and Newman.
The title refers to the legal definition of one of the requirements of proof against libel , and is used in journalism classes to illustrate the conflict between disclosing damaging personal information and the public's right to know. After the truth comes out, Wells suggests Quinn resign. But because his father was a Mafioso, he finds his name being dragged through the press, and he achieves a vengeance that is smart, wicked, appropriate, and completely satisfying to the audience. Wells Production The movie was written by , a former newspaper editor, and uncredited. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program. Many reviewers compared the film to the 1976 -winner. Both before his meeting with Quinn and after Quinn's public statement, Gallagher makes significant anonymous contributions to one of Quinn's political action committee backers.
Waddell, as a friend, warns Carter about the investigation to keep her out of trouble, but she breaks the story that the office of the D. In other words, she falls in love with Paul Newman. Awards and honors Absence of Malice was nominated for three ; Newman , Dillon and. It is unclear whether Carter keeps her job, or whether Carter's relationship with Gallagher will continue, but the final scene shows them having a friendly conversation on the wharf where Gallagher's boat is docked. Chicago Sun-Times January 1, 1981.
Field is the earnest reporter who, after being fed some facts by an unscrupulous federal investigator, writes a story implicating Newman in a murder he didn't commit. Wells intimates that he suspects that Gallagher set Quinn and Rosen up, but cannot prove it, so he will not investigate further. He and federal agent Bob Waddell obtain evidence of Gallagher's donations to Quinn's political committee. Generally speaking, no, they wouldn't. Local crime boss Malderone, Gallagher's uncle, has him followed, just in case he talks to the government. Original Columbia Pictures One Sheet Poster 27x41. .
This amount is subject to change until you make payment. And furthermore, their editors would never let them get away with it. When the paper comes out the next morning, Peron is so ashamed that she steals newspapers from the yards of her neighbors. Our metal prints are extremely durable, they are light weight and will not bend and are also water resistant and give a luminous quality that a regular print or photograph cannot replicate! He arranges a secret meeting with District Attorney Quinn Don Hood , offering to use his organized-crime contacts to give Quinn exclusive information on Diaz's murder, in exchange for the D. He and federal agent Bob Waddell obtain evidence of Gallagher's donations to Quinn's political committee. Gallagher hatches a plan for revenge.