The nature of temptation. Banks is a hit man, the best, usually working for Latin American drug cartels. He picks up solitary women, uses them briefly for a job, then kills them. He's in ... See full summary »

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The nature of temptation. Banks is a hit man, the best, usually working for Latin American drug cartels. He picks up solitary women, uses them briefly for a job, then kills them. He's in the Southwest, headed toward Mexico, when he picks up Bennie, a woman leaving an abusive marriage, going to Paradise, Arizona. The film follows three tracks: Banks's slow recruitment of Bennie, the set-up for the hit at a swank resort in Mexico, and the FBI's close pursuit of Banks, whom they want alive in hopes he'll rat out his bosses. Bennie may not be who she seems, and there may be a chink in Banks's tough-guy armor. Guns, money, and a chance at Paradise... Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Will Patton was originally going to play the lead. See more »

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When Banks and Harper get off of the red van, the reflection of the crew is visible. See more »

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Bennie Harper: You sure are a tough guy.
Arthur Banks: What are you talking about?
Bennie Harper: You talk like a tough guy, you walk like a tough guy, you even order drinks like a tough guy...
Arthur Banks: I'm not a tough guy - I'm just careful!
Bennie Harper: Careful of what?
Arthur Banks: Of pretty women...
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Very enjoyable movie
14 May 2002 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie was a lot of fun to watch, and I hope it gets released on DVD because I would buy it in an instant. Kiefer Sutherland turns in an excellent performance as the very interesting character Banks. My biggest problem in watching movies is that I tend to be easily bored, but I was never bored watching this movie. It was thoroughly engaging and entertaining throughout. The script is a good one, with wonderful dialogue, and I think the direction is excellent as well. Well worth seeing.


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