An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A ... See full summary »
Maria Conchita Alonso,
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a... See full summary »
Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »
His ex-wife asks the unsuccessful gambler and inventor Harrison for a small favor: to get her a parcel from a friend's apartment - without telling him what's in it. Suddenly he finds himself assaulted by villains and shortly after even under suspect of murder. The inexperienced P.I. Rachel is hired by an unknown party to rid him of the parcel - but soon befriends him. Together they try to figure out what kind of game is being played. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The budget had ballooned from $12 million to over $22 million when the production was finally finished.
The song whistled by Michael Keaton at the end of the film is the theme song of the TV series Bonanza. See more »
Rachel and Harry are locked in a bathroom trying to escape from Titus. The place is illuminated very brightly but when the two run away through a window in the next shot no lights appear in the place, it's all dark. See more »
[only line, character's last words]
[to Rachel Dobs]
I could have loved you.
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Heroic effort to show the terrible side of life in USA...dark piers and the East river, grave of so many souls. The lottery drawing scene with the crowd of zombie participants reminded me of German Rallies, evangelists who are just users and other disturbing mob behaviors. The influence of organized crime international and totally outside the law has now assumed the aspects of pre-Organized Crime Committee Investigations and convictions. We now have corporations run exactly like criminal enterprises. A bit rough at times, the reality had to be dream-like as the tabloid press reality would be too shocking to show as entertainment. Greed and corruption are now tearing this country apart and gambling continues to be a vice with unending destruction and cheating. Don't gamble.
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