Movie Narrative: Mulholland Falls (1996)

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             Mulholland Falls (1996) is rated R.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 47 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the crime, drama and mystery genre.  The official release date is April 26th, 1996.  The release date is for the Country of the United States of America.  The director was Lee Tamahori.  The writers were Peter Dexter and Floyd Mutrux.  The officially recognized stars of Mulholland Falls (1996); were Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith and Jennifer Connelly.  The list of the 15 most important cast members is as follows:
  • Nick Nolte (Max Hoover).
  • Melanie Griffith (Katherine Hoover).
  • Chazz Palminteri (Elleroy Coolidge).
  • Michael Madsen (Eddie Hall).
  • Chris Penn (Arthur Relyea).
  • Treat Williams (Colonel Nathan Fitzgerald).
  • Jennifer Connelly (Allison Pond).
  • Daniel Baldwin (McCafferty).
  • Andrew McCarthy (Jimmy Fields).
  • John Malkovich (General Thomas Timms).
  • Kyle Chandler (Captain).
  • Ed Lauter (Earl).
  • Larry Garrison (Perino’s Maitre d’).
  • Chelsea Harrington (Lolita).
  • Johnna Johnson (Bar Woman).
             The synopsis follows.  Mulholland Falls (1996) is a murder story, which is centered on, love affairs and romantic relationships.  In the City of Los Angeles, California U.S.A., Allison Pond is a beautiful young woman.  Furthermore, her beauty has allowed Allison, to enter different worlds of an unforgiving city.  The different worlds include powerful police officers, and, powerful Generals of the United States Armed Forces.  By entering, one also means, having sexual relationships with.  Jimmy Fields is a suspected homosexual man, and, Allison’s best friend.  Furthermore, Jimmy’s apartment is next door to Allison’s apartment.  Jimmy filmed with Allison’s knowledge, and without Allison’s knowledge; several home movie reels.  The movie reels show Allison passing time, and, Allison having sex with important men.  Allison’s most recent sexual relationship, is with an important General named, Thomas Timms.  General Timms allowed Allison and Jimmy, to enter and pass time on, a U.S. Military Base.  Furthermore, Jimmy’s most recent movie reel; is Allison passing time on the base, and, having sex with General Timms.  Max Hoover is an old, but, tough detective of the Los Angeles Police Department.  Max is also the lead detective, of a squad of detectives.  Furthermore, he also had a love affair with, Allison Pond.  One faithful day, Max Hoover and his squad of detectives are taken to a construction site.  The construction site, is also, the scene of a murder.  Regrettably, the murder victim is Allison Pond.  Max Hoover quickly recognizes her, when, he sees the dead body.  Within a couple of days, Jimmy Fields sends Max Hoover the movie reel, of Allison Pond having sex with General Thomas Timms.  Furthermore, the Coroner’s office believes that, Allison’s body was radioactive.  From that point forward, Max Hoover knows that General Thomas Timms is the primary suspect, in the murder of Allison Pond.  All that he has to do, is figure out, how he did it.  Director, Lee Tamahori, does a fantastic job directing this movie.  The movie, and story, is extremely engaging.  Furthermore, there isn’t a slow minute.  The writers do an equally fantastic job.  This movie is well written.  Additionally, the interaction between Max and the squad of detectives, is very well written and fun to watch.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously.  They would be missed, if they were not chosen.  Special recognition is merited to Nick Nolte, and, Jennifer Connelly.  The Max Hoover and Allison Pond characters, are outstandingly portrayed.  Overall, Mulholland Falls (1996) earns the rating of 8 out of 10.
            The movie narrative of, Mulholland Falls (1996), is as follows.  Home video footage starts to play.  The home video appears to be centered on a woman named, Allison Pond.  The home video is playful, and, around the pool area.  Unexpectedly, the video shows an atomic bomb explosion.  The scene changes, it is General Thomas Timms arriving at his house.  The scene changes, there is a wounded soldier, and, another soldier denying filming.  The scene changes, General Thomas Timms is preparing a bed.  All of a sudden, Allison Pond appears in front of the camera.  It also appears that, the camera is hidden behind a mirror.  General Thomas Timms and Allison Pond, start to have sexual intercourse.  Everything becomes, recorded home video.  The home video footage ends.  It is the City of Los Angeles, and, a squad of police detectives arrives at a location.  The lead detective is a man named, Max Hoover.  The detectives are looking for a man named, Jack Flynn.  Jack Flynn attempts to ignore the detectives.  The squad of detectives takes Jack Flynn, to an unknown location.  The detectives call the location, Mulholland Falls.  The squad of detectives throws Jack Flynn, off the cliff.  Jack Flynn lands at the bottom; severely injured.  The squad of detectives drives down to the bottom, in order, to talk to Jack Flynn.  Max tells Flynn to return to Chicago, because, Los Angeles doesn’t have organized crime.  Max meets-up with his wife, Katherine, at a bar.  At a construction site, the squad of detectives arrives.  Furthermore, the construction site is a murder scene.  A woman is dead, face down.  She also appears, to have been, crushed to death.  The detectives roll the body over, and, the woman is Allison Pond.  It appears as if, Max Hoover recognizes the woman.  Max is present, at the coroner’s office, whilst the body is being inspected.  Max returns to his home, and, he passes time with his wife.  At the police station, Max receives a movie reel in the mail.  Max and Elleroy sit down, in order, to watch the film.  Elleroy quickly identifies the woman, as the murder victim.  Max turns off the projector, and, he leaves the room.  Elleroy follows Max to a conference room.  Max calls a telephone number that, came with the movie reel.  Max travels to the beach, in order, to meet-up with someone.  The man identifies himself, as the person, who sent the movie reel.  He also asks for police protection.  The man is named, Jimmy Fields.  Fields tells Max, that they are, mutual friends with the woman in the movie.  Fields also tells Max that, the man is, General Timms.  Fields confesses that, there are several movies.  Unexpectedly, Max decides to leave Fields at the beach.  At the police station, Max talks to the other members of the squad.  The squad of detectives travels, to Allison Pond’s apartment.  Max looks around Allison’s apartment, and, it has been torn apart.  Max remembers the romantic relationship, which he had, with Allison Pond.  The other detectives tell Max that, Jimmy Fields lives next door.  Furthermore, they have the key and enter.  Surprisingly, Fields’s apartment is also torn apart.  Max discovers how Fields filmed Allison, having sex with men.  One of the detectives knows, what is happening.  Furthermore, he asks Max how long, he had been seeing Allison; and where.  Max and the other detective, talk about Max being in a movie reel.  The rest of the squad knows, furthermore, the squad and Max pass time talking about it.  Max asks, if anyone knows about, General Thomas Timms.  One of the detectives knows.  General Timms is the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.  Max sits down to talk to Fields, at the police station.  Fields tells Max that he made the movies, in order, to be part of the sex.  Additionally, all of the movies have been stolen, and, he is in several movies.  The movie reel, which he sent to him, was at the laboratory when the rest were stolen.  Max and Elleroy have an argument, about Max telling his wife.  Police detectives, from the squad, pass time at Fields’s beach house.  The police detectives are there protecting Fields.  Unexpectedly, someone opens automatic gunfire on the house.  Fields disappears, and, one detective is killed.  The next morning, Max arrives along with several other police officers.  The other police officers find Fields, dead.  Furthermore, they show the body to Max.  Max is present; at the Coroner’s office, whilst, Fields’s body is inspected.  After the inspection, one of the doctors, shows Max something on an x-ray.  The x-ray reveals that one of Allison’s feet, was in fact, radioactive.  The squad of detectives travels to a U.S. military base, in order, to talk to General Timms.  The squad of detectives is denied entrance.  Max finds another entrance, and, Max and the squad enter in an unauthorized manner.  Max and the squad arrive, at a giant hole.  The hole appears to have been caused by an atomic bomb.  Max collects glass that, was formed around the hole.  Soldiers are approaching, and, Max and the squad attempt to escape.  Unfortunately, Max and the squad are captured.  Colonel Fitzgerald captures the group.  General Timms calls Colonel Fitzgerald, furthermore, General Timms allows Max to see him.  Max is taken to see General Timms, at his house on the base.  Max tells General Timms that, he wants to talk about Allison Pond.  General Timms knows that, she is dead.  General Timms does reveal that, he had, a romantic relationship with Allison Pond.  Furthermore, General Timms does say that, he saw her before her death.  Before he leaves, Max leaves the glass which he collected, and, he implies that Allison Pond was radioactive.  Max requests further communication.  General Timms tells Max that, he can have further communication; with Colonel Fitzgerald.  After Max leaves, Colonel Fitzgerald tells General Timms that, they will have the movie reel within 24 hours.  Max and the squad return to Los Angeles, California U.S.A.  Almost immediately, the Police Chief asks Max to sit in on a meeting with the F.B.I.  The F.B.I. has an interest in the Allison Pond case.  Furthermore, they ask Max to stop investigating General Timms.  The F.B.I. agent leaves.  Max and the Police Chief, talk about the Allison Pond case.  The F.B.I. goes to Max’s house, and, they tear it apart looking for the movie reel.  Max returns to a home, which has been, torn apart.  His wife tells him what the F.B.I. wanted.  Max checks to see, if the movie reel is still in his house.  Max travels, and, he successfully finds the F.B.I. agents.  Max brutally beats up, all of the F.B.I. agents.  At Max’s house, someone leaves a movie reel.  Max returns home, and, he finds his wife watching the movie reel.  The movie reel shows Max, having sex with Allison Pond.  Max confesses the romantic relationship, to his wife.  Unexpectedly, Colonel Fitzgerald calls Max on the telephone.  Furthermore, Max is informed that the movie reel is a copy.  The original is still with them.  Max and Colonel Fitzgerald agree to meet, in order, to exchange movie reels.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  Elleroy goes with Max to the exchange meeting.  Regrettably, things don’t go according to the plan.  Allison’s killer is revealed.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends.
            The movie narrative of the feature film, Mulholland Falls (1996), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The country of origin is the United States of America.  The official language is English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  Australia, July 18, 1996; UK, August 30, 1996; France, September 4, 1996; Spain, October 7, 1996 and South Korea, April 26, 1997.  There are 18 filming locations, in total, for this feature film.  The locations include the following:  Wendover, Utah, U.S.A.; the State of California, U.S.A. and Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.  There is limited box office data for this movie.  The original budget is estimated at, $29 million USD.  The gross profits, that are reported, are $11,500,000 dollars.  The filming dates, that are reported, are April 1995 to June 1995.  The production companies are Largo Entertainment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Polygram Filmed Entertainment and The Zanuck Company.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Some of these distributors include the following; Image Entertainment (U.S.A.), MGM/UA Home Video (U.S.A.), Metro Goldwyn Mayer (U.S.A.), Polygram Filmed Entertainment (UK) and Concorde Home Entertainment (Germany). 
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Mulholland Falls (1996).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted.


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