Ernest Dickerson, formerly Spike Lee's cinematographer, continues to show promise in the director's seat with this solidly made, well-acted survival thriller that is unfortunately limited by its overworked premise.
Mason (Ice-T) has been living on the streets of Seattle since the slum tenement he once managed burned down in a fire that killed his wife and child. Now his only two friends are a mangy dog and a loony old drunk named Hank (Jeff Corey). When the dog is hit and killed by a cab and Hank dies in
his sleep, Mason is ready to die as well. Standing in front of a fast-moving tractor trailer, he's pulled away at the last second by Cole (Charles S. Dutton),...