Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is marrying Roy, who left counterfeit money in their mobile home and got her arrested. She leaves Roy in his pink Cadillac full of money. His psycho friends want their money back.
Skip tracer Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is tracking Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters) for a bail bondsman in California. Lou Ann is also being chased by her husband Roy McGuinn (Timothy Carhart) and his birth right/neo-nazi friends for taking their counterfeit money. Nowak eventually captures Lou Ann in Reno, Nevada, but agrees to stop at her sister's on the way back to see her baby. There, she finds her husband and his whacked out friend. A struggle begins and Roy takes off with her baby. Now it's up to Tommy to get the baby back.
Somehow I was under the impression that this is a turkey. Perhaps the poster - or DVD cover, as it were - was the source of this (mis)conception. Or the title. Ridiculous the film is constantly, but in an enjoyable manner. Though it is presumably meant as a comedy, it actually feels more like a tongue-most-of-the-time-in-cheek action piece where little happens. It's too long. There are a few emotional scenes as well; they don't work and seem out of place.
The supporting performances are so over-the-top that they do achieve some laughter. Don't blink or you'll miss "James" Carrey setting the tone for his career to come. There are also some decent lines here and there. But I don't really like watching dumb characters act, hence my grimacing during certain scenes.
Clint shows his-- nay, his character shows his range in the variety of roles he plays. As noted earlier, his effort here at comedy looks a tad amateurish, but is nevertheless an amusing one. The redneck in particular is quite thought-provoking.
This is surprisingly good, though nothing extraordinary, and certainly exceeds the orangutan embarrassments. It's enjoyable and occasionally even funny. Who wouldn't want to see Clint in a porno 'stache?
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