(out of 5)
Totally bland, unmemorable thriller about a cop (Willem Dafoe) in a small town whose investigation of a murder leads him to a big operation being controlled by the FBI. Not one to back down from a challenge, Dafoe decides to keep moving until he gets to the bottom of whatever is going on in this sinister new circle that he has entered. Co-starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Samuel L. Jackson and Mickey Rourke, the excellent cast is the biggest sell here, otherwise it won’t really remain in your mind for long after you’ve seen it.
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Screenplay by Daniel Pyne
Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr.
Music by Patrick O’Hearn
Production Design by John Graysmark
Costume Design by Deborah Everton
Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman