Trawling some of the same waters as the bestselling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,
Salome Breziner's Dixieland mystery never seems to take full advantage of the possiblities offered by its premise. The film premiered on HBO, and then went directly to home video.
A young couple is murdered as they have sex by a deserted riverbank outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The man is Alex Laughton (Stephen Lang), a Civil War historian and professor at a nearby college. In what seems like an act of deliberately fatal irony, Laughton is killed by a 1860's era
musket. The body of his waitress lover, Jeri (Kari Wuhrer), disappears.