A hip, eccentrically amusing road movie, SLITHER marked the debuts of director Zieff, a respected veteran of TV commercials who'd won every major advertising award, and screenwriter/associate producer Richter, who went on to become one of the most expensive, though not necessarily
commercial, writers in the movie world.
Caan, just relased from jail after serving time for grand theft auto, is hanging out with fellow parolee Shull when the latter is gunned down by snipers. With his final words, Shull tells Caan that he can have lots of money if he finds Boyle and mentions the name Garfield. Caan locates Boyle, who
admits that he and the late Shull had stolen over...