A medical examiner, who was suspected of murdering his wife, is trying an experimental drug to retrieve his wife's and others' memory and maybe find the killer and the mass murderer in a related present case.
Fay Forrester, an attractive young lady wants to escape from her violent and jealous boyfriend Vince. So she hires Jack Andrews, a second class private investigator to arrange her death. She wants to restart her life with a new identity and the money she robbed together with Vince. Because of Jack's financial problems he joins Fay after her fake death. Unfortunately Vince finds out that Fay's still alive. The hunt for Jack, Fay and the money begins...Written by
Markus Lasermann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jonathan Gries and Val Kilmer also starred in the film Real Genius together. See more »
Upset after reading a newspaper account of Fay's supposed death in Reno, psychopath Vince, more or less, trashes the restaurant and leaves by the front door. Looking from the inside of the restaurant, we see him walk by the front window and we can read the name of the restaurant Las Vegas Quality Cafe, painted on the window, which tells us where Vince currently is and we can figure out where he's going next. Howsoever, if you paint a restaurant sign on a window, you paint so it can be read from the outside looking in, not so it can be read from the inside looking out. See more »
Unlike the title, once turned out to be just right. I should have stopped at one viewing, which I really liked. For some reason, a second look five years later wasn't nearly the fun. All of sudden, the characters just were too hard-edged with a sadistic killer and lead female that were not fun to watch. Maybe I'm just mellowing and these type of low-lifes just don't appeal to me anymore, at least when comprise two- thirds of the main characters.
So, if you like nasty characters with a big mean streak in them, ones that have no ethics whatsoever and are proud of it, then'll you like this modern-day film noir very much. Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and Michael Madsen are not three people you want as friends, particularly the last two.
The story has a few twists - big twists - near the end, although I suppose if you thought about it long enough you'd discover some credibility problems with it. Nonetheless, you have to give this film decent points for one thing: it entertains you for the full 95 minutes.
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