I just watched 'Key Largo' with Bogie, and there's a similar scene in the movie where the hero/antihero is given a choice on whether to do the right thing or not. Both Bogie and Newman decline, but I really only believed Newman. Newman was a different kind of actor. He was not afraid of being an asshole. You don't see that much anymore.
Man, what a disappointment this was considering the talent involved. You would think just having Newman and Mason on board it would be a no brainer, but the film suffers from a lame screenplay and convoluted plot that was hard to follow given most of the actors seemed bored with the proceedings themselves. The worst John Huston film I've seen. Already forgotten. 2 stars, mainly for some decent on location shooting.
Script di Walter Hill,regia di John Houston,interpretato da Paul Newman:niente male per una spy-story in pieno stile anni '70,con ritmi molto più blandi di quelli odierni ma con un'asciuttezza e una cura che oggi è andata completamente persa.Basta guardare le scene di lotta(con pugni iper-reali) e l'inseguimento,girato grandiosamente senza il veleno di oggi.Finale inaspettato.Non osa troppo,ma è un buon lavoro.3*