A superb noir thriller about an obsessive Vietnam veteran and a perilous murder mystery.
Dir Ivan Passer
With Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry
Ivan Passer’s superb noir thriller centres on Vietnam veteran Cutter (Heard), his wife (Eichhorn) and their beach-bum friend (Bridges) who, due to Cutter’s vengefully obsessive desire to nail a tycoon for a girl’s murder, are dragged into ever more perilous situations, sometimes of their own making. The subtleties of the script are well served by uniformly excellent performances and Jordan Cronenweth’s nightmarishly vivid camerawork.