W: Harv Zimmel, Michael Burton & Daniel Petrie,
DP: Michael Chapman
Ed: Garth Craven & George Bowers
Mus: John Scott
Sidney Poitier (Warren Stantin), Tom Berenger (Jonathan
Knox), Kirstie Alley (Sarah Renell), Clancy Brown (Steve), Richard Masur (Norman), Andrew Robinson (Harvey)
Sidney Poitier returns to the big screen full of energy
following a foray into directing. He plays an FBI agent who tails a serial killer to the Rocky Mountains, where the homicidal maniac has infiltrated a fishing group, holding them hostage for
Poitier, perilously out of his comfort zone has his own
assistant in the form of mountain guide Tom Berenger, whose significant other is part of the fishing group.
The middle act makes for a good addition to the man vs
nature genre, with Poitier and Berenger making a unique action movie odd couple, and the set pieces provide some nail-biting tension.
Unfortunately, the film ends on a sour note with a rushed,
poorly-written and cliche-ridden final showdown.