Curtis Hanson's and David Koepp's fun, stylish, perverse riff on Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train." Slinky and sleazy, Rob Lowe has never been better than he is portraying the seductive, psychopathic Alex. James Spader plays brilliantly against type as the meek and beaten down Michael. The musical score by Trevor Jones has a feline, alley cat prowl to it. A nasty neo-noir with a striking early 90's music video look.