When Chris is in debt to a drug lord, he decides to hire a hit man to kill his mother, whose life insurance policy is supposed to go to his sister Dottie. Chris has heard of crazy Dallas cop Joe Cooper, who moonlights as a contract killer. But Joe demands to take Dottie as carnal collateral.
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When he has us where he wants us – giggling and nervous – Friedkin the horror-meister returns, staging a couple of sequences so brutally and baroquely over the top that they’ll probably be discussed for a long time.