This well-intentioned moral tale, in which a careless vacation indiscretion comes back to haunt two New Yorkers, never feels as compelling as it should. Three footloose and fancy-free dudes -- Tony (David Conrad), Sheriff (Vince Vaughn) and Lewis
(Joaquin Phoenix) -- meet in Malaysia and have the buddy-buddy equivalent of a three-way summer fling. For a month they share a beachside hut and while away the days smoking hash, chugging beer, seeing sights and shacking up with local lasses hot for their strong American dollars. This hedonistic
idyll ends when Tony and Sheriff head home, taking care to dump their local dope in the trash: Hey, they've seen MIDNIGHT EXPRES...