A gripping and superbly acted film noir from veteran independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Penniless and on the run from the cops, Nick (Arie Verveen) stumbles into a mom-and-pop fish store owned by Joe (Edward James Olmos) and his wife Betty (Maria Conchita Alonso). Betty
is sexually restless, and her preoccupation with absent son Danny (Steven Schub) -- a would-be stand-up comic trying to make it in L.A. -- verges on the unhealthy. She takes an immediate shine to Nick and offers him a job and a place to stay, setting him up in Danny's old room and giving him
Danny's clothes to wear. It's soon clear that Nick is more to her than just a hired hand, and they begin ...