Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1989. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners II Ltd.. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski. Produced by Norman Jewison, Ezra Swerdlow. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Production Design by Philip Rosenberg. Costume Design by Ann Roth, Neil Spisak. Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.
An all-star cast can’t save this incredibly dull mystery-comedy. Kevin Kline, who can never manage to save bad material, plays an ex-cop who was pushed off the force thanks to a scandal. When a serial killer starts terrorizing New York City, his superiors ask for him back on the job in order to help catch the culprit. Alan Rickman, as a painter friend of Kline’s, provides the only signs of life in this confusingly ridiculous film written by Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck).