A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the ... See full summary »
Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the ... See full summary »
A heart problem forces the cop Pally to retire, and his wife Charlotte is separating him. Charlotte makes Pally's half-brother Ray visit, and he suggest buying a race horse will cheer him up. He does, but then a mob boss steals the horse.
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Frankie is an unrespected little man, who works for mob bosses Sal and Vic. He meets Margaret, who is an ex-porn actress and plans to become a serious one, falls in love with her and tries to save her from Sal's influence. Written by
OK so this one was a rather pedestrian quasi-knock-off...and maybe the
characters were a touch low key. Yet, oddly I found myself watching
this one for a second time. Why? It could be because I have been a
Dennis Hopper fan since 'Easy Rider' and I feel like I've been growing
up with him ever since. (Our long lost brother Peter Fonda, having only
shown up recently,dropped out of sight and missed our formative years.)
But I digress. I confess to being a fan of Michael Madsen as well...and
I date that awareness back to his horrifically twisted Funky Chicken
while slicing and dicing and immolating the cop to the tune "Stuck in
the Middle with You" in 'Resevoir Dogs'. Nobody does
"watch-out-I'm-crazy" like Michael Madsen! Darryl Hannah was competent
but replaceable with any SAG journeyman but is to be commended for the
choice of role. Kiefer Sutherland is Kiefer Sutherland...have you
noticed ever since 'Freeway' he has a penchant for having his facial
parts removed? This film is about Frankie and his contradictory little
ways. Frankie the Fly is an empathetic wise guy and the film plays off
against these two poles. Oddly, the message is that empathy is
strength. Hopper plays him well and we are all rescued in the end. I
have always liked movies about the seamier side of human social
discourse...the side with pool rooms, gambling addictions, hookers,and
guns without permits. ( Is Dennis Hopper the King of the Seamier Side
or what? I envision him as a Jedi Knight with a pool cue and a Camel in
transition to the Dark Side.) I am drawn to these flirtations with the
street life like a moth to flame. If you are to, this movie could be
fun for you too.
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