Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991)

CHARLES FINCH

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB

USA, 1991.  Sotela Pictures.  Screenplay by , Charles Finch.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

In this ridiculous thriller,  plays a struggling writer trying to make it in the world of literature, spending his days as a real estate agent to get by financially. When he is given the assignment of a virtually unsalable house that has remained empty because of a terrible crime that occurred within it, McDermott decides to live in the place and work on his writing until he can find a suitable buyer. To earn some extra cash he rents out rooms, one of them going to a particularly strange man () with unknown connections to the previous owners.  is hilarious as McDermott’s tough-as-nails literary agent, though her part isn’t as big as the post-Basic Instinct promotion art would have you think. The resolution is far too weak to be surprising, but watch it if you have any interest in seeing McDermott walking around wearing nothing but a bath towel (and honestly, who doesn’t).

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