The murder sequence at the start might be called 'Undressed to be killed'. Pay attention to the rest of the film, as it might display the most referential plot ever... A blatant clue can also be: JL Curtis, who you should know who's the daughter of, has 'that' nickname ..that is not really pointing to the fact that she gets taken for car rides. Such a shame the last 3rd of the film is indeed forgettable
Franklin's narrative pulse is stylish, and careful in execution, but If the plot was tighter, without losing its north/credibility -especially around the finale- the film would had been a lot better. Underrated Stacy Keach brings a lot of charisma and bravado to his part.
Pretty ingenious thriller has accurately been described as 'Rear Window' on the highway. Stacey Keach is a lot of fun in the lead - in a story full of genuine suspense, desolate Outback atmosphere, and offbeat humor. An obscure gem that deserves to be better known.