Cut by his team for an injury and short on cash, football player Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) agrees to work for his sinister friend, gambler Jake Wise (James Woods), in Taylor Hackford's Against All Odds, a remake of Jacques… More Cut by his team for an injury and short on cash, football player Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) agrees to work for his sinister friend, gambler Jake Wise (James Woods), in Taylor Hackford's Against All Odds, a remake of Jacques Tourneur's 1947 film noir classic Out of the Past. Jake wants Terry to locate his girlfriend, Jessie Wyler (Rachel Ward), who stabbed him and ran off with 50,000 dollars of his. Terry just wants to play football again, but Jake threatens to reveal an old point-shaving incident. To get a lead on Jessie, Terry visits her estranged mother Grace (Jane Greer, who had Ward's role in the Tourneur original). Grace is the owner of Terry's former team, and has nothing but contempt for Wise. She offers to rehire Terry if he agrees to keep Jessie away from Jake. When Terry finds Jessie, they fall in love and try to run away from both Jake and Grace, but are tracked down by Terry's coach Sully (Alex Karras), who is also working for Jake. After shooting Sully, Jessie runs away, and Terry does not see her again until he finds her back with Wise. The obligatory confrontation results in Jake insisting that Terry do one more job for him. The job is actually a set-up in which Terry is supposed to be framed for murder. In an interrelated subplot involving L.A. corruption reminiscent of Chinatown, Grace is also a wealthy real estate developer who, with the help of political fixer Ben Caxton (Richard Widmark), is fighting environmentalists who want to stop her latest project. In the end, Terry also turns to Caxton, whose price is the return of Jessie to her mother.