DirectorVolker Schlondorff Music directorKlaus Doldinger LanguageEnglish
WriterJames Hadley Chase, E. Max Frye Release dateFebruary 20, 1998 (1998-02-20) (U.S.)
April 2, 1998 (1998-04-02) (Germany)
June 26, 1998 (1998-06-26) (UK) ScreenplayJames Hadley Chase, E. Max Frye CastWoody Harrelson (Harry Barber), Gina Gershon (Nina), Elisabeth Shue (Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux), Michael Rapaport (Donnely), Chloë Sevigny (Odette), Rolf Hoppe (Felix Malroux) Similar moviesThe Lover, Jamon Jamon, The Voyeur, Zandalee, Lovers, Rendez-vous
TaglineIn a town this bad, it's hard to be good...
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Palmetto is a 1998 neo-noir film directed by Volker Schlöndorff (as Volker Schlondorff) with a screenplay by E. Max Frye. It is based on the novel Just Another Sucker by James Hadley Chase. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue and Gina Gershon.
Harry Barber is serving time in prison after being framed in a corruption scandal.
Before his arrest, he was a reporter for a Florida newspaper that uncovered widespread corruption in the local government. After rejecting a bribe that would have ensured his silence, Harry finds the funds deposited into his bank account and he is promptly arrested. Now, two years later, he is released when an ex-cop's testimony vindicates him.
Though he is bitter against the town officials, Harry wanders back to Palmetto with his girlfriend Nina, who has been patiently waiting for him. Unable to find a job, he spends his days lounging in a local bar. In walks Rhea Malroux, the very attractive femme, wife of the richest man in town, who offers him a job: help her and her daughter Odette scam the old man out of $500,000 with a bogus kidnapping scheme, in which Harry would receive a ten percent cut.
Tempted by both Rhea's seductive charms and the prospect of some quick cash, Harry goes along with the plan. But when Odette winds up dead, and all indications point to Harry as the murderer, he finds himself in way over his head.
Woody Harrelson as Harry Barber
Elisabeth Shue as Mrs. Donnelly/Rhea Malroux
Gina Gershon as Nina
Rolf Hoppe as Felix Malroux
Michael Rapaport as Donnely
Jada Pinkett Smith as Annette Williams
Chloe Sevigny as Odette
Tom Wright as John Renick
Marc Macaulay as Miles Meadows
Joe Hickey as Lawyer
Ralph Wilcox as Judge
Peter Paul DeLeo as Bartender
Richard Booker as Billy Holden
The film holds a 38% rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 32 reviews.