A group of adventurers sneak into Cuba to try to recover $1 million in cash that when hidden when Fidel Castro took over in 1959. They find themselves trying to avoid detection by Cuban ...
See full summary »
Loves Her Gun is a romantic tragedy about a young woman who flees violence in New York for the laid back environment in central Texas. Once she settles into Austin she falls into the local ... See full summary »
Trieste Kelly Dunn,
A series of teenage gangs struggle against each other in a not-so-distant future. Eventually they united against an evil corporation, as represented by evil CEO Robby Benson who wants to control everything.
Rae Dawn Chong
This symbol-filled story, filmed with sensuous detail and nuance, is set in Austria in the 1920s. While being treated for asthma at a country spa, an American diplomat's lonely 12-year-old ... See full summary »
Klaus Maria Brandauer
There is a true story of a woman who died in her apartment and it took people a year to find her body decomposing in a crisp Chanel suit. A young man becomes obsessed with this urban ... See full summary »
A dramedy about relationships and fidelity, or the lack thereof. A group of old high school friends, now in their late thirties, get together for the weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, for better or for worse.
A group of adventurers sneak into Cuba to try to recover $1 million in cash that when hidden when Fidel Castro took over in 1959. They find themselves trying to avoid detection by Cuban authorities while also battling modern-day pirates who are also after the treasure. Written by
Written by Mark Rogers
Published by Hollywood Beyond Product Ltd.
Administered worldwide by Ackee Music, Inc. ASCAP
Performed by Hollywood Beyond
Produced by Tommy LiPuma and Marcus Miller
Courtesy of WEA Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
Recovery of hidden cash excites violent rivalries and differences
"Midnight Crossing" (1989) is a neo-noir, one that critic John Grant missed in his huge list. The movie moves rather slowly for its first half, without much action. Then in the second half when the action cuts in, it's replete with twists, shifts in view, double crosses violence and deception. Daniel J. Travanti is a navy man who was part of a scheme that hid money in 1959 on an island 35 miles from Cuba. Travanti's employee, Kim Cattrall, is married to John Laughlin who makes a business out of his sailing vessel. With Cattrall providing pressure, Travanti recruits Laughlin and the boat for a trip to the island to get the money. The sightless Faye Dunaway is on board too. She's Travanti's wife and contends with glaucoma. It all seems peaceful enough, but dangers lurk just beneath the surface. Ned Beatty plays a part in a sub-plot when he overhears what the loose-lipped Travanti is up to.
To some extent, the story left me wondering exactly who knew what and when they knew it. Some parts of the script confused me, and I still haven't figured them out, if they can be figured out. The story is not told smoothly, part of that being some discomfort in the acting, another part being scenes dragged out that have no real impact.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?