Hell-bent on proving his theory that global warming will steer human beings toward utter chaos, a former professor holds six people hostage in a Turkish bathhouse and turns up the heat in this tightly wound thriller. But the ransom he demands has nothing to do with money — he simply wants to make sure that his hypothesis makes front-page news. Armand Assante co-stars as the detective determined to bring down the madman.
You'll never have the desire to see this film if you only refer to the IMDb rating (4.0). And you'll be wrong! Yes. We have here a solid B movie, a thriller with some great actors as Val Kilmer, Armand Assante and Eric Roberts, a director who knows how to handle a camera and create a steamy and oppressive mood and six characters in bathing suit who lose their nerves if not their lives in a baleful Hammam. A movie to savor between two masterpieces. Recommended.