A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
Bridget Gregory has a lot going for her: she's beautiful, she's intelligent, she's married to a doctor. But all of this isn't enough, as her husband Clay finds out. After she persuaded him to sell medicinal cocaine to some drugdealers, she takes off with the money, almost a million dollars, and goes undercover in a mid-American smalltown. Because Clay has to pay off a loan shark who'll otherwise damage him severely, he keeps sending detectives after her, trying to retrieve the money. When Bridget meets Mike Swale, a naive local who is blinded by her beauty and directness, she devises an elaborate, almost diabolical scheme to get rid of Clay once and for all. Written by
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I liked this movie very much. It has a clever story, may be not to take too seriously. Clay (Bill Pullman) sells some pharmaceutical drugs and makes 700.000 dollars. He comes home, slaps his wife Bridget (Linda Fiorentino) and tries to make up for that. She can hit him as hard as she wants, he says. She does hit him hard; he takes a shower, she leaves with the money. In a small town near Buffalo she settles as Wendy Kroy and gets herself a sex-buddy (Peter Berg) which she can manipulate that way. Clay, of course, wants his money (he has to pay some people who do things with his thumbs when he doesn't have the money) and hires some detectives to find her.
Linda Fiorentino is may be the best femme fatale I have seen in movies. She doesn't know how to compromise, she is pure evil and very sexy at the same time. She obviously enjoys this character to play. She is absolutely great.
If you want to see another kind of movie you have to see this one. It is terrific with a nice direction from John Dahl (Red Rock West, Rounders) and a Fiorentino to remember.
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