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.
A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
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
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Joanne Whaley-Kilmer's new name "Vera Billings" is a combination of the town (Billings) where writer-director 'Dahl, John' is from, and a girl he dated. 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 »
What a sexy woman Joanne Whalley is. I can see why Kilmer grabbed her & married her. In this she's the antecedent of the Linda Fiorentino character in Last Seduction, another wondrously sexy wench. John Dahl has a unique & powerful knack for choosing strong actresses & bringing out the universal vixen in them.
The plot's nothing terribly original but it plays its familiar theme with some nice changes & variations. It has that classic quality that the best "noir" films had: it moves right along & keeps you in the center of the action.
One thing I find curious is that no one (to my knowledge) has ever linked the Michael Madsen throat-cutting scene in this film with the Michael Madsen ear-cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs. Give credit where it's due!
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