Palmetto (1998)

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  • Just Another Sucker Working
  • Dumme Sterben Nicht Aus Alternative


After two years incarceration, Harry Barber is let out of prison when it is decided he was framed. He decides to go straight but takes on a job from the young wife of an extremely rich old man. The job is to set up a "kidnap" of the couple's daughter as a way to get money out of the old man for both the daughter and the wife. However, after Barber agrees to do the job, the daughter is found dead leaving Harry heavily implicated in her murder.

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