A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the ... See full summary »
In Phoenix, the alcoholic and mediocre detective Ben Shockley is assigned by the Chief Commissary Blakelock to bring the witness Gus Mally from Las Vegas for a minor trial. Shockley travels to Vegas and finds that Gus Mally is an aggressive and intelligent prostitute with a college degree and she tells him that the odds are against her showing up in court. Shockley learns that she will actually testify against a powerful mobster and the mafia is chasing them trying to kill them both. He calls Blakelock and request a police escort from Phoenix to protect them. But soon he discovers that someone is betraying him in the police department. Now, Shockley and Malley hijack a bus and Shockley welds thick steel plates and transforms the cabin in an armored bus trying to reach the Forum. But they will need to drive through a gauntlet of police officers armed with heavy weapons.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It's hard to imagine how movies as bad as this get made. I blame whoever allowed Clint Eastwood to direct it. As the big-star-turned-director perhaps he had too much authority for anyone to point out when this project left the rails. What a terrible waste. It's got great cinematography and the acting's OK. It could so easily have been a '70s cult classic if someone with half a brain had edited the schizoid screenplay. It starts off with a vaguely plausible storyline aimed at adults. But it suddenly veers off into a blend of spaghetti western chaos and Scooby Doo idiocy which even a 10 year old would snigger at. Keep watching right to the end, because the risible finale is so bad it's almost good.
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