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Torchlight (1985)

R | | Drama | February 1985 (USA)
The marriage of a young and successful couple is jeopardized when he becomes heavily addicted to cocaine. Her inability to help him and his inability to stop are leading them both into a downward spiral.

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The marriage of a young and successful couple is jeopardized when he becomes heavily addicted to cocaine. Her inability to help him and his inability to stop are leading them both into a downward spiral.

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A Headache Tomorrow (or a Heartache Tonight)
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Perfectly awful but McShane perfectly chilling
4 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is so bad it's almost great, on the order of a SHOWGIRLS type fiasco. I recommend finding a copy in some bargain bin or video store and inviting a few sarcastic friends over for lots of laughs. Viewers are supposed to care about the couple (Pamela Sue Martin and Steve Railsback) but the creep-factor is so high whenever Railsback is on screen, it's hard not to shiver with repulsion and fear at him. He looks like he's going to turn into a zombie and eat Pamela Sue's head off at any moment. There is no way anyone like Pamela Sue's sweet and innocent character would get involved with the weirdo Railsback plays! Whoever cast this movie has some 'splainin' to do!

That said, watching the downward spiral of Railsback's character into the drug world is highly entertaining, if only because it brings him into contact with a sweating, primped, slick-haired, and fascinatingly evil Ian McShane. As usual, when McShane is on screen, you cannot take your eyes off him. He plays Railsback's drug contact - and as someone else said - would fit right in as a character in SCARFACE or THE SOPRANOS. He acts everybody out of the water in this one. Mcshane once said he'd 'rather be sh*t in a hit than a hit in sh*t." Unfortunately, he was definitely the latter in TORCHLIGHT!


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