An also-ran in theaters but a nifty video find, BLOOD AND CONCRETE-A LOVE STORY, is a stylish, well-paced romp that gives an enervated genre a much-needed infusion of comic brio.
Joey Turks (Billy Zane), is a failed, dimwitted car thief who wants to give up crime, make it big, and get out of town, but not necessarily in that order. In an attempt to get the $400 he needs to leave Los Angeles, he pilfers a television belonging to Mort (William Bastiani), a sleazy criminal,
but the latter comes home unexpectedly and stabs Joey, sending him running for help to stop the bleeding. In a cemetery, Joey meets Mona (Jennifer Beals), a young singer who's about to commit s...