An artist (Foster) witnesses a Mafia hit and calls the police. At the police station she realizes that the Mafia has a man in the force, so she runs. Trailed by the police, who need her testimony, and a hitman (Hopper) hired by the Mafia, she goes to Mexico, where eventually she meets the hitman, who has become infatuated after studying her art and life to prepare for the hit.
The odyssey of Dennis Hopper has been one of Hollywood’s longest, strangest trips. A onetime teen performer, he went through a series of career metamorphoses — studio pariah, rebel filmmaker, drug casualty, and comeback kid — before finally settling comfortably into the role of character actor par excellence, with a rogues’ gallery of killers and freaks unmatched in psychotic intensity and demented glee. Along the way, Hopper defined a generation, documenting the shining hopes and bitter disappointments of the hippie counterculture and bringing their message to movie screens everywhere. By extension, he spearheaded a revolt in the motion picture industry, forcing the studio establishment to acknowledge a youth market they’d long done their best to deny.
Born May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, Hopper began acting during his teen years, and made his professional debut on the TV series Medic. In 1955 he made a legendary collaboration with the director Nicholas Ray in the… read more
Posiblemente, la mayor (churresca) curiosidad del cine americano de los 90, con un reparto que hoy, ni a mentadas de madre se involucraria en algo asi: Dennis Hopper como el matòn-malo que se vuelve el bueno-chicho de la pelicula gacha; Joe Pesci, Dean Stockwell y John Turturro, bien malotes pero bien pendejos, y, por supuesto, Jodie Foster como la debil y desprotegida damisela y, por ende, el culito de la cinta: casi todo el tiempo viste minifladas, sendos escotes y, lo acostumbrado en las cintas de acciòn de ese entonces, aparece en un injustificado desnudo total (el unico que le conozco),el cual, obvio, desquita el precio de compra del DVD: se ve buenerrima la desgraciada. Lo que obliga a hacer el hambre previa a los Oscares....