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 students, 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?
Stars Meg Ryan
and Dennis Quaid
met on this film and were subsequently married. The pair tied the knot in 1991 but were divorced in 2001. See more
Dexter suddenly gains glasses when he first asks Sydney to join him for a date. 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
Referenced in The Best of Film Noir
DON'T BANG THE DRUM
Written by Mike Scott
& Karl Wallinger
Performed by The Waterboys
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