Blood Work (2002)
Front Cover Actor
Gerry Becker Mr. Toliver
Jeff Daniels Buddy Noone
Wanda De Jesus Graciela Rivers
Clint Eastwood Terry McCaleb
Rick Hoffman James Lockridge
Anjelica Huston Dr. Bonnie Fox
Tina Lifford Det. Jaye Winston
Mason Lucero Raymond
Paul Rodriguez Ronaldo Arrango
Dylan Walsh Detective John Waller
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Thriller; Drama; Mystery
Director Clint Eastwood
Producer Clint Eastwood
Writer Michael Connelly; Brian Helgeland
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.3
Plot
A retired detective must battle former colleagues and his own failing health in order to bring a murderer to justice in this action drama produced and directed by its star, Clint Eastwood. Terry McCaleb (Eastwood) was one of the best and most thorough detectives at the FBI's Southern California office, until a massive heart attack sidelined him from police work for good. Following a heart transplant which saved his life, McCaleb has resigned himself to living quietly on a houseboat for the rest of his days, observing a strict health regimen prescribed by his cardiologist, Dr. Bonnie Fox (Anjelica Huston). However, McCaleb is persuaded to take on one last case through the insistence of a woman named Graciela Rivers (Wanda De Jesus). Rivers's sister was murdered in cold blood by a mugger, and her heart was used for McCaleb's transplant; now, Rivers wants McCaleb to find her sister's killer. McCaleb agrees to take on the case, but he quickly discovers his weakened physical condition makes the rigors of handling an investigation far harder and more difficult than its ever been before; he also can no longer drive a car, and must persuade his oddball friend from the marina,Buddy Noone (Jeff Daniels), to ferry him around town. Before long, despite these drawbacks, McCaleb discovers evidence which suggests the murderer may be a serial who uses random street robberies as a cover, but he finds that Ronaldo Arrango (Paul Rodriguez) and John Waller (Dylan Walsh), the police detectives assigned to the case, are not especially interested in sharing the glory (or their legwork) with the former FBI point man. Blood Work was adapted from the novel by Michael Connelly; Brian Helgeland wrote the screenplay. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 085392420124
Release Date 6/1/2004
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen