Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the ... See full summary »
A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan and his wife Leslie when they are faced with a life-changing decision that brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic to their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence... All in the name of money. Written by
The Film CA$H
There's some modest potential here in the relationships between the married couple, who accidentally come into some stolen cash, and the mysterious gunman who comes to retrieve it. A better script might have exploited all three ways of these relationships -- how they change, how they twist, how they surprise us as well as the characters themselves. However, while the script occasionally hints at these possibilities, it does little to exploit them and the result is a passable time-killer with most of the limitations of a TV movie. A little tweaking could have made it funnier or scarier or kinkier or more satiric, or could have infused it with more action, but instead "Ca$h" takes no chances and stays in the see-it-and-forget-it mode.
Chris Hemsworth and Victoria Profeta make a blandly attractive couple. Sean Bean is always watchable but he's not knocking himself out here, probably because he has so little to worth with. Curiously, even at age 50 or so, he provides more of the movie's "beefcake" than does young Mr. Hemsworth.
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