Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney Fuller. Written by
Someone poisoned Dexter Cornell. He's got to find out who. He's got to find out why. He's got to find out now. In 24 hours, he'll be Dead On Arrival.
Did You Know?
Throughout the story, the color in the film begins to drain to monochrome, thus representing the central character's deteriorating health as the poison steadily takes its toll (until it is in black-and-white, as in the opening - presumably showing the flashback catching up to the current time-line of the story). See more
Sydney was somehow able to put on Dexter's jacket despite the fact her arm is super-glued to his. See more
So, who are you gonna punch a confession out of next?
The opening Touchstone Logo is in black & white and the logo's flash is accompanied by a thunder clap. See more
Remake of D.O.A.
Written by Billy Idol
& Steve Stevens
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records See more