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Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sheriff Gordon
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Manfred
William A. Temple ...
Elderly gentleman
Earl Theroux ...
Mr. Winneman
Lila Garrett ...
Mrs. Winneman
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Sheriff #1
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Patsy
Hollace Colburn ...
Counter waitress
Bob May ...
Trooper in diner
Sara Young ...
Lady in diner
John Toles-Bey ...
Trooper at roadblock
Zachary Weintraub ...
Young man at motel (as Zachary Bogatz)
Curt Darling ...
Queasy deputy
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Storyline

Jack meets Adrian out in Nevada. Adrian latches on to Jack, and won't go away. Jack tries to lose Adrian, but Adrian informs Jack not to mess with him, or he'll call the police because he knows Jack's secret. In the meantime, the car radio keeps blaring news reports of a serial killer in the area called "The Hatchet Man", as well as a theft of a huge sum of money from a local casino. Jack is concealing a briefcase, and wherever he and Adrian go, "The Hatchet Man" seems to strike within the vicinity! Written by Humberto Amador

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All men are created evil.


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Rated R for hard drug use, strong language, a sex scene and some terror/violence | See all certifications »
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Adrian: There's two places they send people who are havin' too good a time. One's church, the other's prison. And I done time in both, Jack.
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A second helping will be mandatory
4 June 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

Lance Henriksen and Eric Roberts cannot be any more effective than they are in this extremely perverse little movie, which must be seen by anyone who enjoys a serious cinematic mind-f#@k now and again. And Victor Salva's writing holds up upon the second viewing, which will be mandatory.


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