DEAD ON brazenly imitates Alfred Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, then has the nerve to call attention to the theft in its dialogue. Changing the sex of one of the principals, this erotic thriller uses its inspiration as a peg on which to hang revenge and cuckoldry plot formulations that
seem positively prehistoric. (The distaff revamp, ACCIDENTAL MEETING, is a much craftier jog through Hitchcock territory.)
Womanizing, high-living airline pilot Ted Beaumont (Matt McCoy) is taken aback when his wife Marla (Tracy Scoggins) threatens to rescind their pre-nuptial agreement. As owner of his airline, she could sentence Ted to a milk run in the Antarctic. While dro...