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Two young scam artists rob their drugged victims after the woman is picked up in bars and taken to a hotel room. The only problem is that their latest victim dies. Looking at his stuff, they suddenly find a video tape with a former athlete sexually involved with a young boy. The woman contacts the athlete and sets off a series of murders in which they are incriminated and a chase across Australia led by the athlete, the police, and an aborigine tracker. Written by
John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The only other Bill Bennett film I've seen is TWO IF BY SEA, but after this unusual and entertaining film, he's forgiven. This was nothing like I expected it to be. Sure, it's a crime movie, lovers-on-the-run movie, and a road movie, but it's a whole lot more. We get to care about the characters a lot more than we would in a formula Hollywood picture, and we also explore the relationship between Nikki and Al. Bennett's style also fits, with his use of jump-cutting and no music on the soundtrack. If there was a fault with this film, it's that sometimes I was a little confused about where the plot was going, but that's only a quibble. The twists this movie takes will definitely keep you interested, and Bennett deserves praise for going off the beaten path.
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