In this unwieldy combination of slasher thriller and domestic drama, two lost souls fight their emotional neediness and drift toward a new family bond.
After insisting that her sister Tinsel (Drew Barrymore) hide a videotape, dancer Pamela Hanley (Lydie Denier) is stabbed to death by a heavily cloaked figure in the middle of a ballet performance. The case is assigned to Joe Carvey (Kris Kristofferson), a burned-out cop who has lost his family to
a drunk driver, by superior officer Frank McCay (Martin Landau); in the course of investigating Pamela's murder, Carvey reluctantly takes her sister under his wing. After thugs open fire on a car driving Tinsel to a fos...