Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two ...
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Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max's disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max's production.Written by
Director Wim Wenders re-edited his film after the Cannes Film Festival premiere to improve the narrative structure. See more »
When Page is holding Mike at gunpoint she holds the gun upward with the bottom of the handle facing outward and the ammo clip is clearly missing. Yet when Mike exits through the patio door she fires the gun and shatters the glass. See more »
This movie fascinated me to the degree that I watched it twice and recommended it to several friends. While I agree with some of the comments of the person who didn't care for the movie, overall I enjoyed it, mostly because of good acting, its music and the "what's going to happen next" atmosphere set by the film . Granted, the twists and turns of the unusual and unlikely plot took some figuring out. It was almost like a David Lynch film, only not so bleak.
I especially enjoyed the sound track.
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