Absolute Power

"Corrupts Absolutely."

Absolute Power is a political thriller starring Clint Eastwood and Ed Harris. Clint Eastwood plays an expert jewel thief named Luther. One night Luther is robbing a mansion when he witnesses the President of the United States having an affair with a young wife of a billionaire. The President and the woman have a fight, and Secret Service agents burst in and kill the woman.

Ed Harris plays Detective Seth Frank, who is tasked with finding the murderer. The Secret Service have covered up their involvement in the killing, and it looks like Luther is the murderer. Luther plans to flee the country, but when he sees the President on TV, he is angry and decides he will stay and bring him to justice. Luther tries to meet with Detective Frank, but the Secret Service finds out and sends a sniper to stop the meeting. The bullets miss Luther, and he runs away.

The Secret Service then starts to watch Luther’s daughter, Kate. Kate goes for a run, and the Secret Service tries to push her car over a cliff. She survives, but she is badly injured. While she is in the hospital, a Secret Service agent tries to push a syringe filled with poison into her neck. Luther arrives just in time and kills the agent.

Luther then kidnaps the President’s limousine driver and gets him to confess what he knows about that night. The Secret Service agent who tried to kill Kate commits suicide but leaves a bunch of evidence for Detective Frank. Frank uses the evidence as grounds to arrest the President. However, the President and billionaire get into a fight, and the President is killed. Satisfied with the outcome, Luther stays by his daughter’s bed side. Frank visits them in the hospital, and Luther suggests that he and Kate go on a date. The film ends with Luther drawing a picture of his sleeping daughter.

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| 1997 | 2 hr 1 min | 6.7/10
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Clint Eastwood
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English
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