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Bill was a golden boy of the banking industry. Living the good life in Los Angeles, he had a nice house, a good job, and a loving wife. And then he got greedy, lost everything, and was sentenced to an eight-year prison term. Instead of giving up his freedom, he jumps bail. While in hiding, his former driver Luis finds him and offers to get him out of the country. But Bill must hole up for a few days more before the truck will leave. Luis brings Bill to Eddie's, a cheap Central American dive in downtown LA. There, Bill meets Angela, a free spirited Latina. Bill has been on the run for weeks; he's depressed and suicidal. Angela offers to take him in when she discovers he has nowhere to go. Bill had always succeeded when he focused on the future, but finds himself at loose ends with the present. He was always concerned with the next big sale, buying a bigger house, a bigger car. He never learned to stop and enjoy the moment. His ambition and his desire for more power and money is what ...Written by
This movie is a left wing anti-US Marxist diatribe that tries to infuse interest by interspersing sex scenes throughout an otherwise boring script. The male lead is wooden at best. The female lead is better, but it's because she's the one with a megaphone at the political rally and actually has something to say (regardless of whether you agree with her). The poor guy is just another audience member in this movie. Nothing is believable about the backgrounds of the characters, particularly the female. She appears to be living in a life of destitution and at the same time doesn't really seem to be lacking anything (especially booze). Despite living in squalor in her native land, she's somehow managed to get a degree. The US is a terrible place? Fine. Go back to where you came from (illegally) and quit wasting our time with this drivel.
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