Danger lurks in the desert.
Willem Dafoe, doin’ time as a sheriff in a small Southwestern town where nothing much happens, stumbles on his big break, or so he naively thinks.
There’s a dead body and a cool half million just sitting in the dunes, waiting to be claimed.
And nothing bad has ever happened in the movies with that kind of set-up…
A sinister slice of neo-noir, with a cast deep in character actors built for sleazy dealings, like M. Emmet Walsh, this early ’90s thriller strikes just the right tone.
Trust no one, and double-lock all the doors.