Weak men make bad decisions.
That’s the #1 truth in film noir, whether the films be old-school classics or latter-day takes.
Nicolas Cage, so good at playing slightly dumb, drifts into the wrong town in one of the best hidden gems from the early ’90s.
His first mistake? Not clearing city limits by sundown.
His best mistake? Thinking he can trust anyone in this godforsaken outpost.
Full of nifty twists and turns, and powered by a first-rate cast of devious back-stabbers warily circling each other, this is a firecracker.
And one which will likely explode in your face.