Harper returns and he’s transported to New Orleans with his 60s cool traded in for 70s cynicism. There’s great location shooting throughout. It’s interesting, but it’s doesn’t have the resonance of Night Moves or The Long Goodbye. This seems like a warm up for The Color of Money where Paul would go deeper with the same idea. (Is he the only star to revisit a role decades apart where it wasn’t just a stunt?) There are also shades of Long Hot Summer with Joanne and Tony Franciosa breaking out their Southern drawls.
1975, color, 108 min