Harry Mitchell, an L.A. manufacturer with a fancy car, a nice house, and a wife running for city council, has his life overturned when three masked blackmailers appear with a video tape of Harry and his young mistress. He's been set up, and they want $105,000. To protect his wife's political ambitions, Harry won't go to the police; instead, he shines them on and then doesn't pay. They up their demands, so he goes on the offensive, tracking them down and trying to turn one against the other. Their sociopathic leader, Alan, responds with violence toward the mistress and menace toward Harry's wife. Will Harry let up and pay off Alan or can he find some other solution? Written by
They shouldn't have blackmailed Harry Mitchell. He made them pay - in blood....
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Did You Know?
According to the American Film Institute: "John Frankenheimer
told his agent he wanted to option [Elmore Leonard's] novel after reading it. When he learned that Cannon owned the rights, he approached them and asked if he could direct the picture." See more
When Harry Mitchell walks into the adult theater, you not only see the reflection of the camera man, but you also see the reflection of the boom mic in the open glass doors for a moment. See more
So, gentlemen, we got a little problem. We killed somebody, he saw it on the movie, and now he knows about us. That's why one of us is going to have to blow him away.
[long silence, as Bobby realizes Alan and Leo are staring at him
Now, what do I get out of it?
Peace of mind.
I look nervous to you?
Written by George Russell
Published by Russ-Hix Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Soul Note Records See more