Brat Pack 1980s superstars Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy reunite in this adaptation of the 1947 novel by Ross Macdonald. When the mayor of Blue City, Fla., is murdered, it’s up to his tough-as-nails son, Billy Turner (Nelson), to crack the case. Billy isn’t averse to backing himself up with his fists, but when it comes to finding his father’s killer, he’s prepared to take down anyone in his way in the corrupt Southern town.
Brown-eyed, chestnut-haired actress Ally Sheedy has been involved with acting for most of her life. The daughter of a literary agent mother, she began making commercials and appearing on-stage at the age of 15. She was something of a precocious author, as well: When only 12-years-old, she published a children’s book, She Was Nice to Mice. (Sheedy has also been published in such periodicals as The New York Times). After high school, the New York-born actress headed west to the University of California where, in addition to her studies, she appeared in TV movies. She began her feature-film career at 21 playing adolescent girls in films such as Bad Boys and WarGames (both 1983), and joined the so-called Brat Pack in 1985 after appearing in John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club and Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire. Despite the huge success of both films, many of her subsequent efforts were relative disappointments, and, by the early ‘90s, she had slipped into all but complete obscurity. However… read more