The third version of Ted Lewis's bleak crime novel Jack's Return Home
, this story of a bad man who finds himself up against even worse men while investigating his brother Richie's death (ostensibly in a drunk-driving accident) has been transformed into
a formulaic story of redemption. The minute Las Vegas leg-breaker Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone) learns of Richie's demise, he high-tails it to Seattle for the funeral, even though his boss orders him to stay and Jack hadn't so much as spoke to his younger brother in five years. Jack gets a
predictably frosty reception from Richie's widow, Gloria (Miranda Richardson), and teenage daughter, Doreen (Rachael Le...