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Legacy of LiesLegacy of Lies, a tough-as-catgut, complex film noir, is set in crooked Chicago and filled with surprises, including one bit of violence...Legacy of LiesMystery and ThrillerRLegacy of Lies, a tough-as-catgut, complex film noir, is set in crooked Chicago and filled with surprises, including one bit of violence...1993-03-05USA

Legacy of Lies

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Martin Landau, Michael Ontkean; Director: Bradford May; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: USA

Legacy of Lies, a tough-as-catgut, complex film noir, is set in crooked Chicago and filled with surprises, including one bit of violence with a fishing rod that should find a place in the darker annals of film history. Good cop Michael Ontkean discovers an unwholesome heritage from his cop father (Martin Landau) and retired mobster grandfather (Eli Wallach), and the moral issues are tangled and torturous. This time, it’s character, not action, that grabs you by the lapels. A-