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A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.

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Stephen Purvis

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Chris Haddock

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Manny DeSilva
Bruce Weitz ... Popcorn
Glenn Plummer ... Jack Clay
Tracy Middendorf ... Theda
James McDaniel ... Arnie
Peter Onorati ... Carlo Russo
Shelley Malil ... Prison Doctor
David Johann David Johann ... Prison Guard
Robin Adair Robin Adair ... Cecile
Kathleen LaGue ... Waitress
Joseph Griffin ... Frank
Deborah Cresswell ... Hotel Clerk
Edoardo Ballerini ... Roy Morrison
Josh Estrada Josh Estrada ... Sam
Pat Crawford Brown ... Helena
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A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.

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Rated R for language, sexuality, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Manny: What goes around, comes around. I believe in that.
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Could Have Been Worse
23 August 2008 | by jeffronthiSee all my reviews

Better than 70% of Diamond's work over the past 10 years. The story is plenty nifty, but is lost in a sea averageness. The pacing of this movie I found to be horrendous. The plot twists were slightly contrived and, while not bad, a little tedious. I could have done without that BS ending, as well. Was not satisfying.

I think Lou gave a good performance, as did the young blond. In fact, the cast, along with the seedy lighting and atmosphere of the film, were its only real saving graces. Some of the dialog was rather solid, as well. Wish the script would have been up to snuff.

But since I am a Diamond fan from back in the day, I will take it easy on the film. It is a tolerable film, and could have been worse. I hope Lou keeps striving to choose better roles.

If it's free, check it out.


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27 January 2007 (Hungary) See more »

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