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Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this is happening, the criminals insist that none of the crime gangs are behind the killings. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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28 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$17,685,307 (USA)
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According to Robert Redford, this was the first film ever "sold" at a Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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Later in the final gunfight, DeSoto fires his shotgun twice without pumping it. See more »

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Remy McSwain: If I can't have you, can I have my gator?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.31 (2011) See more »

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SAVIOUR, PASS ME NOT
Performed by The Swan Silvertones
Arranged by Claude Jeter (as Claude Geter)
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Has Its Moments But Just Fair Overall
6 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a so-so modern-day film noir drama - not bad, but nothing super. To its credit, it provides a little humor to offset the ugliness.

It also provides the standard sex scenes, this one featuring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin; the seedy New Orleans atmosphere and the standard cops-are- crooked angle. The last part plays a big role in this story as even the good guy Quaid admits to numerous minor offenses. Unfortunately, you can't always understand Dennis as he gives us his Cajun accent. He sounded - and looked - as if he had marbles in his mouth.

Barkin was not as rough-talking and rough-looking as she was in a bunch of other films from the mid '80s to mid '90s, which was fine with me. New Orleans was pictured, as it so often is, as very bleak and dingy. If city residents weren't happy with this movie, I could understand that.

The ending of the film is a little hokey but overall, the story was interesting and I gave it two looks over the years, liking it better the second time.


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