As any long-suffering film critic will tell you, most bad movies contain at least one flashback. FALSE IDENTITY begins with one. It is 1973 in San Diego, California. A young US Navy intelligence agent, Harlan Erickkson, makes the not-very-intelligent move of getting out of his car late at
night on an abandoned pier and hollering the name of the person he is supposed to meet there, Driscoll. Driscoll does appear, and then some, caving in Erickkson's head with a lead pipe, bashing in his face with a plank, and finally burning off his fingerprints with acid. After changing clothes
with his victim, Driscoll tries to make his getaway, only to have his car explode in a f...