Perkins is a construction worker, happily married to Berenson and leading a quiet, modest lifestyle. After becoming the victim of vandalism, Perkins discovers his ex-wife, Chaplin, is out on the streets after serving a long jail sentence for murder. She, in her zombielike, pathetic
manner, tries to win back Perkins. She also terrorizes Berenson (in the film's best scene) by creeping around the house with a butcher knife while Berenson goes about her daily routine. Chaplin overstays her welcome and soon gets tossed back into the slammer, where an obligatory exposition scene
takes place. Produced by Robert Altman (who hasn't done a film anywhere near the quality of t...