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Clint Eastwood's Blood Work is a refreshing reminder that Hollywood's young Turks can still learn a lesson from good old-fashioned craftsmanship. Settling into an easygoing groove that recalls his early work in Play Misty for Me, the 72-year-old producer-director-star acknowledges his age by playing a retired FBI profiler and recent heart-transplant recipient. He's recruited by his heart donor's grieving sister (Wanda De Jesus) to find her dead sibling's killer, and personal obligation compels his dutiful but health-risking investigation. From a sharp, sensible script by L.A. Confidential Oscar® winner Brian Helgeland (from Michael Connelly's novel), Blood Work consistently plays to Eastwood's no-nonsense approach, elevating the mystery while giving Jeff Daniels (as Eastwood's neighbor and amateur sidekick) a substantial role in the suspenseful proceedings. Some may chuckle at a brief Eastwood-De Jesus love scene, but there's ample proof here that Clint's still got all the right moves. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Clint EastwoodTerry McCaleb
Jeff DanielsJasper 'Buddy' Noone
Anjelica HustonDr. Bonnie Fox
Wanda De JesusGraciella Rivers
Tina LiffordDetective Jaye Winston
Paul RodriguezDetective Ronaldo Arrango
Dylan WalshDetective John Waller
Mason LuceroRaymond Torres
Gerry BeckerMr. Toliver
Rick HoffmanJames Lockridge
Alix KoromzayMrs. Cordell
Igor JijikineMikhail Bolotov
Glenn MorshowerCaptain

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 110 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 9, 2002
    EuropeOct 23, 2002
    JapanDec 7, 2002
    AustraliaNov 14, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 27, 2002
    EuropeJun 30, 2003
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