A hapless and desperate music producer hires a talented housewife to lip sync the songs of an attractive but talentless starlet to further his and her music career, and tries to keep up the charade when their album becomes a success.
When a fatal kidnapping ignites a firestorm of suspicion and rage in idyllic 1933 San Jose, California, a hard-nosed young reporter takes on the powers-that-be to prevent the lynching of two men he believes are innocent.
The story centers on around the mysterious death of repeat drunk driving offender Thacker and the discovery of his body in an alley behind the Marshalltown, Iowa, police department after his latest DUI arrest.
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Gregory W. Friedle
Charming ladies man Johnny Miller is bored with his still committed wife, swimming instructor Susan. Under the 'bachelor' alias Jake Miller he has a relationship with psychologist Laurel ... See full summary »
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Stefanie E. Frame,
Steven Weber stars as the title character, and he hardly sleeps easy. An insurance man completely devoid of morals and scruples, he gets caught up in a murder plot against his latest gal pal's husband (a bald Gregg Henry), only it backfires. He later gets caught up in yet another murder-the-spouse plot, this time involving a ravishing but raving lunatic of a woman (played by Gail O'Grady). Then the husband of the first situation comes back into his life, and the husband of the more recent bimbo (Steven Tobolosky) starts pestering our antihero. Weber only has his aging, meek secretary (Swoosie Kurtz) to protect him. Plus he is looking at possible bankruptcy. This dark comedy is largely devoid of laughs, but the violence when it finally erupts is impressive and the strong cursing profound. Also, the finale holds a surprise or two. Plus Weber's at his venal best here.
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