When Bobby’s car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he’s encountered. After becoming involved with a (unbeknownst to him) young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband. –IMDb
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
After dropping out of Yale University, Oliver Stone became a soldier in the Vietnam War. Serving in two different regiments (including 1rst Cavalry), he was introduced to The Doors, drugs, Jefferson Airplane, and other things that defined the sixties. For his actions in the war, he was awarded a Bronze Star for Gallantry and a Purple Heart. Returning from the war, Stone did not return to graduate from Yale. His first film was a student film entitled Last Year in Viet Nam (1971), followed by the gritty horror film Seizure (1974) for which he also wrote the screenplay. The next seven years saw him direct two films: Mad Man of Martinique (1979) and The Hand (1981), starring Michael Caine. He also wrote many screenplays… read more
No sé como había escapado esta película de mi radar por tanto tiempo. Pero ahora que la vi creo que valió la pena la espera. Quizás si la hubiese visto cuando se estrenó no la habría apreciado tanto como lo hago ahora. Quizás no será recordada como Natural Born Killers, pero indudablemente es la hermana espiritual de ésta última. Es como si a NBK le hubiesen despojado de intencionalidad política.
Another ‘MTV’ work from Stone’s '90s period, alongside the likes of Natural Born Killers and Any Given Sunday and marked primarily by the frenetic, vibrant editing. The story could be described as being a hybrid between neo-noir and an After Hours-style dose of Murphy’s Law for Penn’s down-and-out protagonist. The film overall reaches no great heights but it’s more than entertaining for its two hours.