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Absence of Malice

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Release Date: November 19, 1981Running Time: 116 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance


Paul Newman

Sally Field

Bob Balaban

Melinda Dillon

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An ambitious Miami reporter, Megan Carter, tries to stay on top of a breaking story about the mysterious disappearance of a local long-shore labor leader for her newspaper. Meanwhile, Elliot Rosen, the head of a federal task force investigating the same disappearance case, believes that a little pressure on Michael Gallagher, the son of a dead mobster might force his help in solving the mystery. Michael's late, mafia boss father, however, kept him 'clean', and away from the family racketeering, making sure his son ran a legitimate business. Nonetheless, Michael still has unsavory family ties, particularly with his shadowy uncle Luther. And although Michael has no connection with the crime, E... Full Summary >>