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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Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan met on this film and were subsequently married. See more
Dexter suddenly gains glasses when he first asks Sydney to join him for a date. See more
Is that the best your petty, prosaic little mind can come up with?
It's a petty, prosaic little world, Mr. Cornell.
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
Written by Billy Idol
& Steve Stevens
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records See more