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Clint Eastwood, “Absolute Power” (1997).

One may not agree with Clint Eastwood’s politics, but he could have at least entertained me with Absolute Power. Despite its being a gleefully anti-liberal tract, Dirty Harry still kept me rooting for Clint’s wronged cop who has no choice but to go outside the law. In Absolute Power, he’s still looking in; he plays a master thief who breaks into a mansion only to be witness to a crime committed by the philandering President of the United States (Gene Hackman). Somehow the Chief of Staff (Judy Davis) is on the premises and starts a coverup, leaving Clint as the unreliable whistle-blower.