Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.
Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving up to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him. Written by
When Nicholas Van Orton enters his suite at the Hotel Nikko, adult film star Tony Tedeschi is briefly visible on television. See more »
Nicholas confronts one of CRS's employees at the Zoo trying to find out who is in charge. The employee tells him "This is extremely dangerous." Nicholas replies, "No you don't understand *I'm* extremely dangerous." at which point you can clearly hear his gun being cocked. He then puts the gun to the employee's neck but the gun is not cocked. See more »
[Nicholas van Orten loses a shoe when climbing a fire-escape ladder]
There goes a thousand dollars.
Your shoes cost a thousand dollars?
That one did.
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The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »
The most unrealistic attempt at realism, I have ever seen.
The most unrealistic attempt at realism, I have ever seen. The acting is flawless, unfortunately it's within a ridiculous plot that is not only depressing, but unrealistic to the point that it loses your attention. The ending is the worst part as it finally puts it all in perspective. The point of this movie was . . . nothing. Nothign was the point. I can't believe this movie was made, but moreso, I can't believe how much talent and effort was wasted in the process.
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