Ben is a small-time gangster who gets the opportunity to earn a lot of money. His boss sends him to a remote ranch with bag full of drugs and orders him to wait for the buyer. But the ... See full summary »
Ernie Reyes Jr.
The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover... See full summary »
I caught this on late-night cable, and I was familiar with Richard Eden from Santa Barbara so I watched it. Fortunately, it was right at the beginning, because it would've been hard to pick up in the middle. Anyway, this turned out to be a tense, taut suspenser from beginning to end. The suicidal hero and the gangsta's woman (who's trying to get out of the life) are pursued through the labyrinth of a run-down Hollywood residence hotel. The assortment of characters they meet as they run from the storm of gunfire add layering to the story. My only quibble is with the end--we don't really get the emotional payoff we expect, although one could say the actual ending is more realistic. Regardless, this is well worth a look.
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