Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ...
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Rebecca De Mornay,
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Penelope Ann Miller,
Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage. During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. In trying to help this beautiful woman, he must enter a crime-world of prostitution and drugs to solve a murder, while resisting the temptation to return to his alcohol abuse. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Producer John W. Hyde is now also producing another book-to-film version of a Matt Scudder thriller. This time he is involved in bringing author Lawrence Block's "A Walk Among the Tombstones" to the big screen. Liam Neeson will be starring as Scudder. See more »
During the showdown a cop guns down two criminals in the van, but the windshield piercing explosives malfunction and fail to detonate anywhere near in sync with the shot handgun. See more »
Tragically, this dud was a great director's final film
Sadly, this was Hal Ashby's final bow as a director.
The man who gave us "The Last Detail", "Coming Home" and "Being There" seemingly threw together this agonizing-to-sit-through hodgepodge of alcoholics, drug addicts and hookers that seems to work only as mind-numbing montage of film noir cliches. What makes it even more painful is that it's both very loud and very dull, and nothing makes any sense until the film reaches a conclusion so inevitable, you wish they would've gotten to it about 75 minutes sooner.
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