"I'm worried about Mr. Anderson." -- Collie (JASON PATRIC) "He's dead. He went to hell."
- Fay Anderson (RACHEL WARD) in response.
Rolling Stone - 08/23/1990
"...A hot-wired crime thriller that captures Thompson's flair for hard action, malicious wit and fevered eroticism..."
New York Times - 08/24/1990
"...A brisk, entertaining contemporary melodrama..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/24/1990
"...Patric demolishes the conventions of the role with breathtaking skill. He is controlled, subtle, many-layered, physical in ways that tell us everything about the character and intuitively right..."
The get-rich-quick-scheme of a sexy widow and a con man needs a perfect pawn to set it in motion. Their choice has a few skeletons in his closet, however, and he gets involved only to be close to the seductress. If he finds out she's manipulating him, the stakes could turn deadly.
A brooding adaptation of the unforgiving words of writer Jim Thompson. Ex-boxer Kid Collins escapes from a sanitarium in which he was remanded for killing an opponent in the ring. He stops in a bar for drinks and meets a sexy, older woman named Fay. Though at first she rebuffs Collins, she later welcomes him into her liquor-fueled life... and her bed. Fay later introduces "Collie" to a strange man she knows named Uncle Bud. Apparently a two-bit con artist, Uncle Bud has greater ambitions: he plans to abduct a small boy and needs a little muscle -- namely, Collie -- to make his scheme work. Despite Collie's initial reluctance to participate in the kidnapping, he is soon the one calling all the shots.
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