Lantern-jawed private eye Malone (Thomas Jane) accepts a gig to hunt down a case containing a strange and powerful secret. He’ll have to dodge plenty of bullets and sexy women while fighting off his nemesis Boulder (Ving Rhames) in pursuit of the precious target. Director Russell Mulcahy crafts a gritty and bloody crime thriller, also starring French Stewart as Frankie the Crooner and delectable but deadly martial arts master Chris Yen as Mauler.
Award-winning director of commercials and rock videos in the 1980s turned polished and proficient helmer of Hollywood genre movies. Mulcahy directed over 300 rock videos by 1983, including 15 starring Elton John and others featuring glitzy sets and costumes and fluid camerawork which highlighted Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac (“Gypsy”) and Rod Stewart (“Young Turks”). He also made many TV commercials, including advertisements for HBO, Doritos, Miller Lite beer, Ford and British Petroleum. Mulcahy made his feature debut with the British-produced “Derek and Clive Get the Horn” (1980), starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and followed up with “Razorback” (1984), a galvanizing cult thriller about a killer pig set in the Australian outback.
Mulcahy achieved some measure of commercial success with the Sean Connery/Christopher Lambert fantasy vehicle, “Highlander” (1986), which yielded the disappointing sequel, “Highlander II: The Quickening” (1991). He next… read more