How many ridiculous movies can an actor's career endure? Richard Gere explores the possibilities with his appearance in this solemnly silly thriller helmed by Michael Figgis. In the wake of STORMY MONDAY, his critically acclaimed debut, this outing also represents a professional stumble
for Mike Figgis. Figgis again aims for sensual moodiness, but so many clashing tones clamor for the viewer's attention that the result is a noisy mishmash.
Gere plays Dennis Peck, a star cop in one of the ritzier precincts of LA's San Fernando Valley. In his spare time, Peck is also a master criminal, running a vast empire of corruption out of that notorious breeding ground for v...