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A remake of the classic Robert Siodmak film noir Robert Siodmak, Steven Soderbergh's The Underneath follows much the same plot and narrative arc of the original, but expands the possibilities of its thriller structure to also explore the complexities and insecurities at the heart of modern relationships. Peter Gallagher stars as Michael, a compulsive gambler who returns to his Texas home for the wedding of his mother (Anjanette Comer). In his absence, his ex-wife Rachel (Alison Elliott) has married Tommy (William Fichtner), a ruthless local hood. Michael and Rachel soon resume their relationship, incurring Tommy's wrath. Out of their deceptions grows a plot to heist an armored car, a crime which requires the unwitting aid of Michael's stepfather (Paul Dooley) as well as a banker (Elisabeth Shue) with whom Michael shared a brief fling. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

  • Release date:April 28, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Elliot Davis Best Cinematography 1995 Nominee

Cast

Peter Gallagher
as Michael Chambers
Alison Elliott
as Rachel
William Fichtner
as Tommy Dundee
Adam Trese
as David Chambers
Joe Don Baker
as Clay Hinkle
Elisabeth Shue
as Susan
Paul Dooley
as Ed Dutton
Joseph Chrest
as Mr. Rodman
Shelley Duvall
as Nurse
Anjanette Comer
as Mrs. Chambers
Harry Goaz
as Guard (Casey)
Randall Brady
as Ember Bartender
Richard Linklater
as Ember Doorman
Helen Cates
as Susan's Friend
Brad Leland
as Man Delivering Money
John Martin
as Justice Of The Peace
David Jensen
as Satellite Dish Installer
Tonie Perensky
as Ember Waitress
Helen Cates
as Susan's Friend
Brad Leland
as Man Delivering Money
David Jensen
as Satellite Dish Installer
John Martin
as Justice Of The Peace
Joseph Chrest
as Mr. Rodman
Anjanette Comer
as Mrs. Chambers
Richard Linklater
as Ember Doorman
Shelley Duvall
as Nurse
Harry Goaz
as Guard (Casey)
Randall Brady
as Ember Bartender

Crew

Steven Soderbergh
Director
John Hardy
Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriter
Don Tracy
Book Author
Daniel Fuchs
Screenwriter
Sam Lowry
Screenwriter
Elliot Davis
Cinematographer
Paul Ledford
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cliff Martinez
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cliff Martinez
Composer (Music Score)
Stan Salfas
Editor
Howard Cummings
Production Designer
John Frick
Art Director
Joshua Donen
Executive Producer
Lionel Wigram
Executive Producer
Jeanette Scott
Set Designer
Karyn Wagner
Costume Designer
Ronnie Yeskel
Casting
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