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Encyclopedia > The Drowning Pool (film)
The Drowning Pool
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Produced by David Foster
Lawrence Turman
Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn
Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Walter Hill
Starring Paul Newman
Joanne Woodward
Anthony Franciosa
Music by Michael Small
Cinematography John C. Howard
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) 1975
Running time 109 min
IMDb profile

The Drowning Pool is a 1975 film based Ross Macdonald's novel, starring Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith, and Richard Jaeckel. It is a sequel to Harper,made in (1966). Stuart Rosenberg is a film director. ... David Foster, OC, OBC , LL.D. born November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, composer and arranger. ... Lorenzo Semple Jr. ... Walter Hill (born California 1942) is a prominent American film director. ... Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and film director. ... Joanne Woodward Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Anthony Franciosa in the 1989 Twilight Zone episode Crazy as a Soup Sandwich Anthony Franciosa, born Anthony Papaleo (October 25, 1928 – January 19, 2006), was an American actor. ... Michael Small (May 30, 1939 – November 24, 2003) was an American film score composer best known for his scores to thriller movies such as The Parallax View, Marathon Man, and The Star Chamber. ... Warner Bros. ... // Events January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... // Events January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Ross MacDonald (born January 24, 1965 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian sailor. ... Written in 1950 by Ross Macdonald, Mystery. ... Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and film director. ... Melanie Griffith at Cannes, 2000 Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957 in New York City) is an American film actress. ... Richard Jaeckel Richard Hanley Jaeckel (October 10, 1926 - June 14, 1997) was an American actor. ... // Harper refers to: Generally An older word for harpist, someone who plays the harp. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


Plot

Harper is brought to Louisiana Bayou Country to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her hellion of a daughter. What is more, he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants her property. Things are not as straightforward as they initially appeared.

One of the film's most particularly gripping scenes features an interrogation between a detective (Paul Newman), and a corrupt cop (Richard Jaeckel). Jaeckel is forced by Paul Newman at gunpoint to reveal information on a crime boss, Jay Hue, and Jaeckel cries out "Sweet screamin' Jesus, I don't know"; at this point Newman is satisfied that all possible information has been retreived and the interrogation ends. Paul Leonard Newman (born January 26, 1925) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and film director. ... Richard Jaeckel Richard Hanley Jaeckel (October 10, 1926 - June 14, 1997) was an American actor. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ...


Jaeckel's character eventually meets his end when crime boss Jay Hue spurs two evil, very obviously male dogs on to kill Jaeckel; the dogs leap onto Jaeckel, killing him offscreen.


The Drowning Pool will be released on November 14, 2006 as part of the Paul Newman Collection DVD box set.


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