At first the absence of high-speed car crashes, automatic weapons and rapid-fire cutting is refreshing, but as this political thriller slowly
becomes a dreary exercise in cynical vengeance, one begins to long for a good explosion. Aging
master-thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) breaks into the mansion of vacationing millionaire Walter Sullivan (E.G. Marshall), planning to empty the old man's private vault, which is carefully concealed in a secret room behind a two-way mirror. But the heist is interrupted by the arrival of
Sullivan's sexy, drunk young wife (Melora Hardin) and a man (Gene Hackman). As Luther watches from within the vault -- first titillate...