‘Absolute Power’

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Writes Ralph Raico:

If Murray Rothbard were alive and were writing his occasional reviews of films as Mr. First Nighter, he would love the movie Absolute Power, currently on cable TV. Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, it stars Clint and Gene Hackman in superb performances. (All the actors are excellent.) Clint is an aging cat burglar, Hackman is the one with absolute power—he is the murdering, philandering, and totally charming President of the United States. Eastwood happens to witness Hackman’s attempted rape and actual murder of a trampy attractive woman married to an old, politically powerful billionaire. The President’s confidential aides find out that Eastwood was a witness and decide to “terminate him with extreme prejudice.” How Eastwood evades this fate and turns the tables on his would-be killers constitutes the non-stop action of this political thriller. I’d love to have seen Murray’s review.

Here’s the DVD, the download, the book.

2:01 pm on May 25, 2013