(out of 5)
Mundane, routine thriller features a great lead character mired in a simple storyline. Carl Weathers is terrific as the title hero, a tough Detroit cop who discovers that an automobile emperor (Craig T. Nelson) is resorting to the nastiest techniques to eliminate his own competition (namely, murder). When Weathers ends up unfairly implicated in a murder thanks to Nelson’s scheming, he decides to go after him with a furious vengeance. Vanity is weak as a drug-addict who turns out to be helpful in bringing the bad guy to justice, while also winning the hero’s heart. Sharon Stone also appears as the bad guy’s well-intentioned wife. Don’t expect too much.
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Screenplay by Robert Reneau
Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti
Produced by Joel Silver
Production Design by Virginia L. Randolph
Costume Design by Marilyn Vance
Film Editing by Mark Helfrich
Cast Tags: Al Leong, Alonzo Brown, Armelia McQueen,Bill Duke, Bob Minor,Branscombe Richmond,Brian Libby, Carl Weathers, Charles Meshack, Chino ‘Fats’ Williams, Christopher Broughton, Craig T. Nelson,David Efron, David Glen Eisley, De’voreaux White,Deidre Conrad, Dennis Hayden, Diana James, Ed O’Ross, Edgar Small,Francis X. McCarthy,Glenn R. Wilder, Ivor Barry, Jack Thibeau, James Lew, Jim Haynie, John Lyons, Kenneth B. Belsky, Mary Ellen Trainor, Matt Landers, Melissa Prophet, Michael McManus,Miguel A. Núñez Jr.,Nicholas Worth, Preston Hanson, Prince Hughes,Richard L. Duran, Robert Davi, Roger Aaron Brown,Ronnie Carol, Sharon Stone, Sonny Landham,Stan Foster, Steve Vandeman, Susan Lentini,The Knudsen Bros,Thomas F. Wilson,Thomas Wagner, Vanity, William H. Burton Jr.
Razzie Award Nomination
Worst Actress (Vanity)