Many poor action movies exist only
to pump up an audience and give little regard to narrative sense. Still, their lack of clarity is usually redeemed by flashy camerawork, succulent villains, or dramatic staging of fight sequences. With this in mind, THE WHARF RAT would be totally
worthless if not for the fact that it brings two under-utilized actresses to the screen.
Two brothers, Matt Martin (Scott Cohen), a cop, and Petey Martin (Lou Diamond Phillips), a wharf thief, are in constant conflict, even though Petey once served time for his brother on a youthful offense. When Matt and his crooked partner, Doc (Judge Reinhold), apprehend Petey in a computer-c...