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Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (1993)

A cop turned P.I. Brita Burrows, a retiring booze-prone Palm Springs cop Cutter, a young hotheaded cop Hareem, and a guilt-ridden disgraced ex-cop Graves, have to follow a client's husband and find a mysterious Mexican.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lyn Cutter
Brita Burrows
Jack Graves
Rhonda Devon
Geno Silva ...
The Fugitive
Bino Sierra (as Juan Fernandez)
Danny Goldman ...
T.J. Castronovo ...
John Lugo
Larry Coven ...
Mortuary Employee
Seth Dillon ...
Indian Boy
Michael Shawn McCracken ...
Tournament Player (as Mike McCracken)


Cutter, a down on his luck cop, waits for a early retirement from the Palm Springs police due to his leg problem, while spending his days in the local bar. P.I. Brita Burrows offers him a 1000 dollars work to follow her client's husband. While on the job he meets a young hotshot cop, Hareem, who's looking for a Mexican who might be involved in a drug trade and was last seen with their client's husband. He joins the case. Cutter asks his ex-cop buddy Graves, who's haunted by the guilt for killing a boy by mistake, to help out with the job. Cutter likes Brita, Brita wants the client's check, Hareem wants a promotion, and Graves needs some peace for his soul. Written by Anonymous

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19 November 1993 (USA)  »

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It's Wombaugh, but something seems lost in translation to film
3 November 1999 | by (Jacksonville, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This is recognizably Wombaugh's later style of private eye yarn, but something may have been lost in putting it on the tube. He is always more interested in character development than plotting, but the interesting plot lines here all seem to fizzle out in unsatisfactory dead ends. Teri Garr is worth watching as a female shamus as she takes on a job of shadowing a wealthy client's husband who seems unaccountably interested in a sperm bank. Teri enlists the aid of a boozy cop and they keep dodging a seemingly mad killer who keeps crossing their path. That's all I'm going to say about the plot, which is full of surprises. You'll have to find out for yourself if you like the way it turns out. One thing, we never do learn if Teri gets paid. I said paid.

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