Entertainment Weekly - 11/19/1999
"...[A] lurid little thriller....Shepard knows how to pull the strings..." -- Rating: B
In the midst of a squelching heat wave, Harry (Adrien Brody)--a deranged psychopath obsessed with the escape artist Houdini--kidnaps the wife of a millionaire and buries her alive in a shallow grave. In his ransom note, Harry threatens to leave the woman buried if his outrageous demands are not met within 24 hours. With time running out, tough-as-nails New York Detective Madeline Foster (Maura Tierney) must track down the criminally insane Harry and negotiate her own personal demons in a tense, psychological game of cat and mouse.