The original DETOUR (1945) was a model of style on a budget, a minimalist noir masterpiece; the remake of DETOUR (1992) is a model of an utter lack of style on a budget, a well-intentioned but abysmal homage. The film played limited theatrical engagements, and was subsequently released
on home video in 1998.
In 1942 Hollywood, a hitchhiker, Al (Tom Neal Jr.), stops at a roadside diner and thinks back to how his life became nightmarish. He was a pianist in a New York nightclub in love with a singer, Sue (Erin McGrane). When Sue leaves Al to pursue stardom in Hollywood, Al grows bitter and gets fired
from his job. He decides to follow Sue, unaware that she has b...