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Greg Meeker (Samuel L. Jackson), who features in this film directed by Roger Donaldson, was also in Amos & Andrew (1993), he played Andrew Sterling and Nicolas Cage played Amos Odell. Brad Dourif played Officer Donnie Donaldson, so he had the same surname as Roger Donaldson. See more »
This interesting cop thriller has a convoluted plot that gets a bit out of hand in the second half, with improbable, needless twists added only to provoke a surprised response on the audience's part (consider, for example, Mickey Rourke's true identity), but it has been stylishly directed by Roger Donaldson (who has already shown his competence with the first-rate "No Way Out") and acted with restraint by the three leads; Rourke is particularly magnetic. Samuel Jackson also has an amusing supporting role. (**1/2)
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