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Blood Work (2002 movie)

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Clint Eastwood'sBlood Workis a refreshing reminder that Hollywood's young Turks can still learn a lesson from good old-fashioned craftsmanship. Settling into an easygoing groove that recalls his early work inPlay Misty for Me, the 72-year-old … see full wiki

Director: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 9, 2002
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Blood Work (2002 movie)

A thriller acted, directed and produced by my favorite actor!

  • Jul 22, 2010
It was Clint Eastwood night in the Dravis household...again. Just can't get enough of that guy!

In Blood Work, Eastwood plays a retired, aging FBI profiler who recently had a heart transplant. Although not completely well, he's tough, gruff and smart as a whip. When his heart donor's grieving sister (Wanda De Jesus) asks him to find her dead sibling's killer, he feels obligated to do it even if it puts his health at risk.

This is a gritty, no-nonsense role and Eastwood is superb as Terry McCaleb. Jeff Daniels, who plays Eastwood's neighbor and younger sidekick, is well cast, also. Brian Helgeland, "L.A. Confidential" Oscar-winner, wrote a sharp, sensible script that is pure Eastwood all the way. "Blood Work" is adapted from a novel by Michael Connelly.

Some people may chuckle at a brief love scene between Eastwood and De Jesus, but I think he will always be a sensual man, so had no problems with that. It was a realistic portrayal... But I did giggle when his real-life wife, Dina Ruiz, popped up in a scene with microphone in hand, trying to get a quote from Eastwood's character, Terry McCaleb. That was a cameo role at its best. :-)

Eastwood is my favorite all-time actor, no matter what his age. The man has stamina and great box-office appeal at 72 or 22!

Blood Work is an exciting thriller with edge-of-your-seat pacing, great action and an excellent cast. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Betty Dravis, July 22, 2010
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books

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August 06, 2010
Hello, Betty! It is me, woopy! welcome !!
August 06, 2010
I thought that was my Woopy! Since I'm still plugging with Ammie and doing my celebrity interviews for next DR book, I don't know how often I'll manage to get here, but often enough, I hope. Cute profile pic, so now I can picture you. xo Oh, I hope you accept my friendship... Why not; I'm a hot commodity... LOL xo
August 07, 2010
ha-hah. I sent you a friend request before you did. Oh, Karen and Alex are here as well...
August 08, 2010
Yes, we are in synch! Now I'm going to bed at a decent hour for a change. Tomorrow I have to finish a celebrity interview with Romina Arena, a huge Italian SOPERA star (4 million records to credit plus much more), so need to be fresh. I just finished one with Quentin Tarantno's father, Tony. Quite a guy! night-night, WOOPY. xo
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