James Woods (Cleve), Brian Dennehy (Dennis Meechum), Victoria
Tennant (Roberta Gillian), Allison Balson (Holly Meechum), Paul Shenar (David Madlock), George Coe (Graham)
I've always thought James Woods was a very underrated actor
& his performance in this movie is amongst his very best.
He plays a hitman who teams up with cop-turned-author to blow
the whistle on his politician former-boss and his company formed with stolen funds.
It's not your typical buddy-buddy picture, in fact, it's the
very opposite. Woods is not a pleasant person, whilst his "partner" Brian Dennehy is whiter than white.
surprisingly good thriller from the pen of Larry Cohen, best known for writing schlock horror movies of the early 80's.
Did You Know:
James Woods had just quit smoking prior to filming. When
it came time to shoot the 'cigarette on the palm' scene, Woods suggested he take an already lit cigarette from a patron, that way he wouldn't have to light and smoke a cigarette