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Anthony Michael Hall
Michael Bosworth is a psychotic criminal who is about to go on trial however, he seduces his lawyer into helping him escape. But as they try to make their getaway, she's left behind. He decides to wait for her to come to him, so he decides to hide at the house of the Cornells. Now it appears that the Cornells have problems of their own. The husband and wife are separated. And there's an FBI agent after them who is using the lawyer to lead them to Bosworth. Written by
First film in three years directed by Michael Cimino whose previous movie at the time he had directed had been 1987's The Sicilian (1987). The movie was also Cimino's last film for six years until 1996's The Sunchaser (1996). See more »
a woefully dismal remake and not a patch on the original.
micheal cimino is a talented and (to many) an infuriating film maker but along with this and his prior 'the sicilian' he really comes a cropper. the premise is promising; a strong cast and an engaging idea to update and alternate the original story about an escaped group of felons who are held up with a well to do american family soon becomes a botched, disappointing misfire. most of the scenes are poorly handled and are unintentionally funny particularly involving anthony hopkins giving a pretty confusing performance. **** me, he starts off at the beginning as a yank ("hi honey, i'm home!") and then halfway through ends up sounding like his captain bligh incarnation from 'the bounty'! throughout the movie he spends alot of time being hauled around and generally manhandled by mickey rourke who gives the best performance and is about the only redeeming feature of this sorry mess. mimi rogers supplys a typically bland, squeky clean supporting role as hopkin's long sufferring spouse though kelly lynch isen't too bad.
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