An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both into helping kidnap a rich boy for ransom money, and the ex-fighter must make decisions about his loyalties and what is right. –IMDb
James Foley (born December 28, 1953) is an American film director and screenwriter. He was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, the son of a lawyer.His 1986 film At Close Range was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival. —Wikipedia
Easily the best adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel with this offbeat indie neo-noir. Jason Patrick's twitchy, dazed performance gets old pretty fast, but the rest of the cast - particularly the scene-stealing Bruce Dern - are top-notch. Subtly stylish with an unusual atmosphere and desert setting and genuine suspense and tension. One of the best of its genre.