A classic illustration of a movie whose production history is more interesting than it is. Self-taught, first-time writer/director Troy Duffy, a 26-year-old New Hampshire native, snagged a sweet one with Miramax on the basis of his virtriolic "sick
fantasy" (his words) script, inspired by one glimpse too many of L.A. lowlife. The story was that not only would Duffy direct the picture on location in Boston, but his band would do the music and
Miramax would buy the bar where he'd been working and give Duffy partial ownership. Next thing
you know, Patrick Swayze and Stephen Dorff were cast and Paramount was stepping in with a tempting offer for Duffy's next<...