Love Walked In (1997 film)

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Love Walked In
Love walked in.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Juan José Campanella
Produced by Ricardo Freixa
Denis Leary
Screenplay by Juan José Campanella
Lynn Geller
Larry Golin
Based on Ni el tiro del final 
by José Pablo Feinmann
Starring Denis Leary
Terence Stamp
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Michael Badalucco
Danny Nucci
J.K. Simmons
Moira Kelly
Music by Wendy Blackstone
Cinematography Daniel Shulman
Edited by Darren Kloomok
Production
company
Apostle
JEMPSA
Triumph Films
Distributed by Tri-Star Pictures
Líder Films (1999, Argentina)
Release dates
January 18, 1997
(Sundance Film Festival)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Argentina
United States
Language English

Love Walked In is a 1997 Argentine-American film noir drama/thriller film co-written and directed by Juan José Campanella and starring Denis Leary, Terence Stamp and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón. It was based on the novel Ni el tiro del final ("Not Even The Final Shot") by Argentine writer José Pablo Feinmann. The film takes its title from the George Gershwin's song "Love Walked In".

Plot synopsis[edit]

Jack (Denis Leary) is a world-weary pianist and writer in a lounge named the Blue Cat. His wife, Vicki (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón), is a songstress who has a way with the "pseudo-Gershwin" tunes her husband writes. The couple is desperately poor after 10 years of touring crummy clubs.

Meanwhile, Fred Moore (Terence Stamp), the club owner, is captivated by the beauty of Vicki. Moore is married to a wealthy woman, known only as Mrs. Moore (Marj Dusay), whom he admits to having married for her money. Although Fred is a faithful husband, the jealous Mrs. Moore has hired Eddie (Michael Badalucco), a private detective who happens to be an old friend of Jack's, to gather evidence of Fred's infidelity. Having come up with nothing, the sleazy detective begs Jack to help by arranging for Vicki to seduce Fred in front of a hidden camera. Together Jack, Vicky and Eddie plan to blackmail Moore.

At the same time Jack is also writing a crime short story set in the 1930s, a noiresque crime thriller, which the viewer sees inter cut in imaginary scenes as Jack narrates. This secondary narration is also a telling of what happens with Jack and Vicki in a different and subtle way.

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