The big Hollywood studios apparently wouldn't accept this script so Elmore Leonard had to go to Cannon a. It has the feel of a low budget film, with a lot of rising stars, falling stars, people bumping into the camera by accident, and a director long past his prime, but it holds up pretty well.
There's not one stereotypical L. Clarence Williams is a believably scary murderer, and the other villains equally repulsive and hateable in their own unique ways. If any character is underwritten, it is the protagonist and his wife, who just seem boringly bland and familiar, but that is sort of inevitable in these types of movies where everything hinges our needing to identify with the victim.
The film is entertaining as any other genre piece of the era, by far one of the better crime dramas of the Eighties, and easily the best of Cannon's direct-to-video cheapos. I'd have liked it even better if it had stuck to its strong suit and went all in with its dark humor as the film was flirting with the entire run-time but never committed to.
The ending was kind of predictable, maybe other films have over-used the idea since but it doesn't date well. Seemed like a throwaway climax. Sign In. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary.
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I picked this album as it had a variety of material on it. Overall it is a strong compilation with some good beaty happy music. One or two tracks I would question whether they are electro swing at all but I play this a lot and it is good summer music.
Not sure it appeals to youngsters. My daughters early twenties tire of it very easily. Perhaps I shouldn't play it so much. Great album for background music or dancing to! Very funky cd. Brilliant cd, listen to it in the car all the time. Bought it on the off chance that I would like it and so glad I did. It's brilliant just brought back so many memories of our fantastic holiday. I discovered this cd playing in a shop.
On that occasion I only heard a the last few tracks, but it was enough to make me track it down. Nude Model Barbara Summers Nude Model William John Murphy Grady as William J. Murphy Anthony Palmer Tom Frank Sivero Vendor Arlin Miller Party Goer uncredited Barbara Dare Party Goer uncredited Jamie Gillis Party Goer uncredited Nicholas Grabowsky Restaurant Patio Diner uncredited Bill Kucera Campaign Worker uncredited Cara Lott Party Goer uncredited Pat Manning Party Goer uncredited Randy West Party Goer uncredited Honey Wilder Brady Rob Burman Burman William Butler Cameron Tom Capps Frankenheimer Candace Lowell Edit page.
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