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Writers (WGA):
Jim Thompson (novel)
Robert Redlin (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 August 1990 (USA) See more »
Seduced beyond the limits of deception. Betrayed beyond the limits of desire.
An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Patric ... Kevin 'kid' Collins

Rocky Giordani ... Bert

Rachel Ward ... Fay Anderson

Bruce Dern ... Garrett "Uncle Bud" Stoker
Tom Wagner ... Counterman

Mike Hagerty ... Truck Driver (as Michael G. Hagerty)
James E. Bowen Jr. ... Second Driver
George Dickerson ... Doc Goldman
Napoleon Walls ... Boxing Referee

Corey Carrier ... Jack

Jeanie Moore ... Nanny
James Cotton ... Charlie

Burke Byrnes ... Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Mazella Jr. ... Flashback Fighter (as Vince Mazzella Jr.)

Thomas Wagner

Glen Steele ... Boxer (uncredited)

Directed by
James Foley 
Writing credits
Jim Thompson (novel)

Robert Redlin (screenplay) and
James Foley (screenplay)

Produced by
Cary Brokaw .... executive producer
Ric Kidney .... producer
Claudia Lewis .... production executive: Avenue
Robert Redlin .... producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Mark Plummer 
Film Editing by
Howard E. Smith 
Casting by
David Rubin 
Production Design by
David Brisbin 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Hardy  (as Kenneth A. Hardy)
Set Decoration by
Margaret Goldsmith 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... makeup department head
Ken Diaz .... prosthetic makeup artist
Frances Mathias .... hair department head
Production Management
Ric Kidney .... unit production manager (as Richard J. Kidney)
Leslie A. Leitner .... post-production supervisor (as Leslie Leitner)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David B. Householter .... first assistant director
Chris Stoia .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ellen Freund .... property master
Jay Hart .... leadman (as Jay R. Hart)
Teri Lane .... assistant property master
Brana Rosenfeld .... buyer
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer
David Brownlow .... sound mixer
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer
Sandy Gendler .... sound supervisor
Lee Haxall .... sound editor
Franklin Jones Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Val Kuklowsky .... sound editor (as Val Kuklosky)
Anthony Palk .... foley supervisor (as Tony Palk)
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound editor
Peter Tomaszewicz .... sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Justine Turner .... assistant sound editor
Dan Yale .... sound editor (as Daniel Evan Yale)
Special Effects by
Gary Zink .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bernard .... gaffer
Chris Conway .... electrician
Rick Davis .... key grip
Rick Lamb .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Mart .... steadicam operator
Sean McLin .... camera operator
Claudio Miranda .... best boy electric
Michael C. Price .... grip
Gregor Tavenner .... focus puller
Casting Department
Donzaleigh Abernathy .... extras casting director
Ronnie Yeskel .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine H. Scott .... wardrobe
Gabor Szabo .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Alex Gibson .... first assistant editor (as Alexander Gibson)
Brian Jochum .... post-production assistant
Mike Milliken .... negative timer
Jennifer Spenelli .... second assistant editor (as Jennifer Mangan)
Location Management
George Bosley .... location manager
Music Department
Michael Boddicker .... musician: electronic ensemble
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor
Kathy Durning .... music editor
Michael Fisher .... musician: electronic ensemble
Ralph Grierson .... musician: electronic ensemble
Maurice Jarre .... music supervisor: electronic ensemble
Judd Miller .... musician: electronic ensemble
Leslie Morris .... music coordinator
Shawn Murphy .... music recordist
Scott Stambler .... music editor: temp music
Transportation Department
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation captain
Other crew
Scott J.T. Frank .... story editor
Cheri Hall .... first assistant accountant
Tracy McCollum .... assistant production coordinator
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Judi Rosner .... production coordinator

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114 min
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Did You Know?

The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.See more »
Factual errors: Early in the film, the person in the emergency room's heart flatlines; asystole or absence of any electrical activity. Shocking or defibrillating will do no good in the absence of cardiac activity. The proper treatment would be to give intracardiac epinephrine, followed appropriately as necessary.See more »
Kevin 'kid' Collins:[voiceover] I wonder where I'll be tomorrow. I wonder why I didn't stay where I was a week ago and a thousand miles from here. I wonder whether I shouldn't go back. They really weren't doing me much good there, it was too over-crowded, too understaffed, too hard-up for money. But they were pretty nice to me, and if I hadn't gotten so damn restless, if they hadn't made it so easy to escape...See more »


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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Film Noir without the noir, 2 November 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Never mind the retro '40s pulp fiction title: this oddly haphazard adaptation of yet another Jim Thompson crime potboiler is Film Noir without the noir. There aren't any shadows in the Southern California desert setting, or in any of the (count 'em) three principal characters, least of all the ersatz anti-hero: a punch drunk ex-fighter (Jason Patric) with an unfocused but attractive 50 yard stare and a bruised attitude not unlike young Marlon Brando's circa 'On The Waterfront'. After drifting into suburban Palm Springs he becomes the pawn in a kidnap scheme which, naturally, goes wrong, but how or why and with what consequences is never really clear: the motivations in the final scenes are muddled, to say the least. Patric does his best to give the role an appropriate smoldering intensity, but for all his posturing it's obvious he's a white-hatted good guy from the concern he shows for the diabetic young kidnap victim. Elsewhere Bruce Dern projects his trademark sleazy congeniality, and Rachel Ward is totally miscast as a dangerous Femme-Fatale: it's unlikely she could drive a man around the corner of lukewarm distraction, much less over the edge of sexual obsession.

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