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Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened. Written by
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The film featured a serial killer who was a former New Orleans police officer who was charged for sexual assault - it was until the mid-1990s where the department was under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice concerning police corruption and misconduct. See more »
Despite shooting on location in New Orleans, not one person in this movie has a regional Louisiana, New Orleans, or Cajun accent. See more »
Twenty-eight years ago I borrowed 40 dollars from my father, packed up an old, beat up suitcase, took a bus and came here. I was seventeen at the time. While I walked through the French Quarter, I looked out over the Mississippi and swore I'd never leave.
Ever come close?
Only once. When I looked down and saw that the suitcase was missing.
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This was produced by the same outfit that did the Dirty Harry movies, but Clint is playing a slightly different character here.
Set in New Orleans instead of San Francisco, Clinton plays homicide detective Wes Block, who is investigating the murders of prostitutes. Only one little problem. Wes likes to secure their services himself. The killer soon realizes his adversary's weakness and exploits it.
The movie has its good parts, especially Eastwood's performance. But some of the weaknesses.
1) The obligatory, "Oh, we are in New Orleans" scenes. So we see Mardi Gras, above ground Cemeteries, a Paddleboat, Oysters. Because this is New Orleans.
2) Genieveve Bujold. - She's not pretty and she can't act.
3) Lots of chase scenes and other filler. This was about 45 minutes of plot stretched out to two hours. The Harry Movies were much tighter.
4) Everything involving his home life. One of the girls was Eastwood's daughter, making it just a bit creepier. Running joke about the younger one using an adult phrase was uncomfortable. I guess the writer needed these scenes to contrast the light part of Block's character to his darker side, but they are just uncomfortable.
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