Void Moon





Directed by
Mimi Leder

Writing credits
Michael Connelly (novel)
Michael Cristofer (screenplay)

Al Pacino .... Jack Karch


This movie is no longer listed at the IMDB under Al's page. 

Here is what the IMDB said: 

Plot Outline:  
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Cassie Black (Academy Award nominee DIANE LANE) has never looked back. She walked away from her life as a criminal after one disastrous night that left the man closest to her dead and her life in a wreck. Now she's thriving at a job selling Porsches to Hollywood hotshots. Through everything -- even her darkest moments -- she has been able to keep going by holding on to one perfect thing, her greatest secret, dearer to her than life itself. When that secret is threatened, Cassie tosses her new life away like a bad hand of cards and goes back in a sprint to her old line of work. Her trade was robbing casino gamblers, and she was the very best at it. Now it's the only way she can make enough money fast enough to maybe make everything alright. Quickly she lines up a mark, a man who has been winning steadily for a week at high-stakes baccarat. The job goes smoothly until she opens his briefcase... And discovers a world of trouble she never dreamed of. Her superstitious friend who lined up the job says it's the bad-luck 'void moon' having its malignant way. Cassie knows it's worse. She's crossed paths again with her life's nemesis, the man who destroyed everything six years before. He's Jack Karch (Academy Award winner AL PACINO), a private investigator by day who does bloody work for casino owners by night. Walking back into his sights is the worst thing that's ever happened to Cassie. Getting out alive will take all her skill and luck and faith in that one good thing...
    Summary written by spatz20


Here is a library listing of the book it is based on:

    Cassie Black is lured back to a profession she'd left behind--robbing casino gamblers of their winnings--by a setup that looks too good to pass up, and is soon caught up in a scam that may cost her the one thing she holds dearer than her own life. 
Even though Harry Bosch is nowhere to be found, Connelly has written his best book to date. In the past, Connelly's leads have been in law enforcement. His new protagonist, Cassie Black, is an ex-con who needs to make one more score in order to fulfill the dream that sustained her in prison. The first part of the novel follows a Mission Impossible-style crime. Something happens during this caper that propels the rest of the book as Cassie is relentlessly pursued by Jack Karch, a ruthless investigator for a casino who leaves no witnesses alive. Cassie has a secret that she will protect at all costs, and while this secret is obvious, other aspects of this fast-paced thriller are surprising indeed. In astrology, a void moon is considered bad luck, but Connelly's Void Moon is better than a four-leaf clover. Highly recommended. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/99.]--Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.