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.
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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
Dexter suddenly gains glasses when he first asks Sydney to join him for a date. See more
You had it... You had it... and you pissed it away... goddamit Dex... you had a talent... You had a talent that other people...
[pulls a gun on Hal
... kill for?
Yeah that's right kill for... isn't that what it's all about? Publish or Perish?
[as he fires his gun
The opening Touchstone Logo is in black & white and the logo's flash is accompanied by a thunder clap. See more
Written by Billy Idol
& Steve Stevens
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records See more