20th Century Fox/DEG/Spelling (Martha de Laurentiis
& Dino de Laurentiis)
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Jonathan Mostow & Sam Montgomery
DP: Douglas Milsome
Ed: Derek Brechin & Kevin Stitt
Mus: Basil Poledouris
Kurt Russell (Jeff Taylor), J.T. Walsh (Warren 'Red'
Barr), Kathleen Quinlan (Amy Taylor), M.C. Gainey (Earl)
After their car breaks down, a man's wife is kidnapped and
held for ransom by a gang of roughnecks.
A very decent neo-noir thriller is made from a very
low-key plot, driven by a very good performance from Kurt Russell as a man desperate to save his wife at all costs. It's not the type of film which would go on to win any major awards, but is
still a nail-biting watch.