Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own ... See full summary »
Brian De Palma
Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting a unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
Ricky Santoro is a flamboyant and corrupt Atlantic City cop with a dream: become so well connected that he can become mayor. In lieu of that, he'll settle for keeping his comfortable lifestyle. On the night of the heavyweight boxing championship, Rick becomes mixed up in the assassination of the Secretary of Defense, an assassination involving his best friend. Becoming the investigating officer in the case, Rick soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill the Secretary and a mysterious woman in white. The conspiracy was shocking, but not half as shocking as the identity of its mastermind. Written by
The Mystery Guest
The mayor who presents the award at the end of the film is played by the real mayor of Atlantic City, James Whelan. See more »
During the sequence that Santoro is being beaten by Tyler, Santoro spits a mouthful of blood onto Dunne's Naval uniform, mostly covering Dunne's ribbons of honor. Dunne uses a handkerchief to wipe some of the blood off, but because the ribbons are made of cloth, they are visibly permanently stained with the blood. Later, when Dunne is outside being asked to lower his weapon by the police, his uniform is completely clean, and the ribbons are also completely clean and not stained at all. See more »
The end credits scroll over a construction site scene (presumably the new casino), closing in tighter and tighter until the final shot is of a bright red jewel embedded in a concrete pillar that the workmen are installing. Most of the time the jewel is hidden under the hand of one of the workers. The ring was worn by the red-haired woman/Navy agent who was part of Commander Kevin Dunn's scheme. See more »
The beginning is really cool, and there looks to be a great, convoluted conspiracy plot developing. But there isn't -- your first guess might not be right, but your second one will be, and there's no surprises from there. The ending is particularly lame, with a series of coincidences standing in for an actual plot.
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