When ex-cop turned ex-con Ray Mercer (Peter Weller) gets dragged to Las Vegas for a quickie divorce, things are looking bleak. But then he wins $450,000 at the casino owned by black-hearted Charles Atlas (Dennis Hopper). Looks can be deceiving, however, and Ray soon finds himself being hunted down, wrongly accused of plotting a grand casino heist. Now, the only way he can clear his name is to find the real thieves in this action thriller.
Sidney J. Furie (born February 28, 1933) is a Canadian film director. Furie is perhaps best known for directing American Soldiers, The IPCRESS File, The Entity, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Lady Sings the Blues, The Boys, Gable and Lombard, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York and the Iron Eagle films.
Also credited with co-creating NBC’s off-beat legal drama Petrocelli, which ran from 1974 to 1976 (it was a spin-off from his 1970 film The Lawyer), he also directed Cliff Richard and The Shadows in the 1964 musical Wonderful Life. —Wikipedia