It's not that there isn't an interesting moral dilemma at the heart of this psychological thriller: Widowed San Francisco cop Frank Conner's (Andy Garcia) 9-year-old son Matt (Joseph Cross) is dying of leukemia, and sociopath Peter McCabe (Michael
Keaton) is a perfect bone-marrow match. Conner persuades McCabe to act as a donor, but McCabe stages an escape as soon as he gets to the hospital, leaving a trail of dead and maimed cops and civilians in his wake. Trapped between the roles of police officer and father, Conner makes a series of
criminally reckless decisions that allow McCabe to wreak havoc on an exponentially escalating scale. But director Barbet Schroeder...