WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.
Ray, an ex-con, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal ... See full summary »
Deep in characters this is quite an engaging, but bleak and cold, look at another tortured cop who seeks a second chance. It is a rich storyline that requires the viewer to pay attention with twists and turns and multiple flashbacks.
It has a crisp and clear look and the performances are (except for the ever intense and intemperate Dorff) stiff, but credible. Police cover-ups and Stripper's uncovered are nothing new but this, based on a true case, is not a bad attempt at a bad Cop gone good diagnosis.
This barely released movie is worth a view for its rich and layered story that demands some respect despite some indifference from the money-men and critics.
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