Pairing writer-directors John Sayles (THE RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN; THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET) and Bill Forsyth (LOCAL HERO; GREGORY'S GIRL) was an intriguing combination that failed to create anything matching either man's best work. Sayles actually wrote the screenplay some
10 years earlier, but, reluctant to direct it himself and particular about who would have a crack at it, he sold the script only after learning that Forsyth had been lined up to direct the film. The film concerns an aging professional burglar who takes an aspiring thief (Casey Siemaszko) under his
wing. At first, the fastidious Reynolds is put off by Siemaszko's goofy carelessness, b...