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This film has the feel of a script that's been resurrected by a writer given the chance to direct his own movie. So it was with writer Jeb Stuart (Die Hard) and this film, his directing debut. The plotting is creaky and predictable in this story of an FBI agent (Quaid) relentlessly pursuing a serial killer (Glover) who, in an effort to intimidate the lawman, kidnaps the agent's child. The action set-pieces show up like clockwork, as this rogue cop battles his own agency in an effort to find his child. Quaid is grim and lifeless, so the film's only sparks are given off by Glover, in a wonderfully shaded performance that keeps you guessing whether he is, in fact, the bad guy after all. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Claudia StedelinMissy
R. Lee ErmeySheriff Buck Olmstead
Walton GogginsBud
Ted LevineDeputy Nate Booker
William FichtnerChief Jack McGinnis
Jared LetoLane Dixon
Danny GloverBob Goodall
Gregory Scott CumminsRick
Dennis QuaidFrank LaCrosse
Kevin CooneyGrant Montgomery
Leo BurmesterClyde 'Shorty' Callahan

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Jeb Stuart
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 118 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 31, 1997
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 13, 2003
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