Though not as sophisticated as it fancies it is, this cynical scramble makes good use of time-splintering flashbacks to flesh out motivations and build tension. After Californian yuppies Quinn (James Wilder) and Lara Torris (Kimberley Kates) invite their bosom buddies to a cookout, their idyllic lifestyle implodes. Quinn quickly regrets having invited volatile new Techworks co-worker Barry (Jack Scalia), whom he included at the behest of Jude (Karen Black), whose late husband, Techworks' CEO Paul Curtis (Robert Fields) was murdered by kidnappers. Quinn's best friend, Evan (C. Thomas Howell), and Evan's girlfriend, Monica (Erika Eleniak), remain outside the fray. In d...