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Absence of Malice (1981)



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The press is ridiculously powerful, capable of making or breaking a man regardless of an article's truth of falsehood, or a reporter's presence or absence of malice. That's the premise of this powerful, extraordinarily well-written drama from director Sydney Pollack. Sally Field is the reporter; Paul Newman is the target. Both turn in gripping performances, as does supporting actor Wilford Brimley who appears toward the end.