This is an expert retread of Hollywood crime formulas, infused with new life by a top-flight African-American cast. But the snugly constructed script stands on its own merits.
Millionaire Lou (Billy Dee Williams) values his antique cars more than his spirited wife, Meg (Lonette McKee). After he kills an intruder, Lou pressures his mechanic, Kyle (Carl Weathers), to take the fall for him. Kyle feels even more threatened after Lou forces him to witness the drowning of
Lou's wheelchair-bound attorney, Mr. Adelman (Daniel Ziskie). Risking his well-being by dallying with Lou's mistreated spouse, Kyle clings to hopes that Lou will release a promised $30,000 payoff tha...