- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 6, 1998
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
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Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 04/19/1993
"...Edgy urban drama spiked with film noir flourishes..."
Variety - 04/19/1993
"...Terrific acting down to the smallest role....The film builds suspense and a sense of dread..."
A lonely Federal Treasury agent battles his own depression as he tracks a fierce and wiley con-man through the shimmering streets of L.A.
A U.S. Treasury agent is too late to save his partner from murder at the hands of two ex-cons - one a slick, manipulative confidence man and the other a ruthless killer. Because of his failure, the agent is transferred from the L.A. department to Newark, but he decides to hold out for an extra week in order to catch the murderers and redeem his shattered life.
Scams And Cons |
Theatrical Release |
- Shot in Technicolor, in Los Angeles and Southern California. Shooting began March 30, 1992; completed May 29, 1992.
- Estimated budget $12 million.
- Released in USA April 16, 1993.
- Reviewed in the Los Angeles Times April 16, 1993.
- Film makes repeated use of Johnny Mercer's song "Dreams".
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.