This atmospheric but often dank film noir is filled with philosophical banter about moral codes. It is this talk, more often than not, that chokes the narrative and blunts the impact of the film's life-and-death maneuvering through an American-Canadian underworld landscape.
In a somnolent American Southern town, rising gangland czar Clifton Santier (Peter Greene) wipes out Yank rival Jack (Alan Fawcett) and his entourage before a criminal meeting even begins. Unfortunately for Santier, the town's alcoholic lawman, Pershing Quinn (Michael Pare), recognizes Santier as
his missing-in-action military buddy, Bosco, who turned renegade during a peacekeeping mission in...