Although a bit too tricky and self-conscious, THE HARVEST is a stylish exercise, not to be taken too seriously, in neo-film noir, set in a movie Mexico even more sleazy than that of TOUCH OF EVIL.
Hack screenwriter Charlie Pope (Miguel Ferrer) is sent to sunbaked Costa Azul by his crass Hollywood producer Bob Lakin (Harvey Fierstein), to do research and a final rewrite on a script Pope has been nursing along for three years. Lakin's looking for saleable junk with a new angle, but Pope is
looking to "find the truth about a story I thought I had made up," about the murder of a visiting American. Pope looks up the debauched Steve Mobley (Tim Thomerson), who sends...