Originally entitled "The Looters" and scheduled for a summer 1992 release, TRESPASS was postponed to the Christmas season in order to distance it from the Los Angeles race riots triggered by the LAPD beating of Rodney King. Ironically, while flawed as a genre piece, the film implicitly
pleads for racial understanding in its allegorical tale of a violent standoff between blacks and whites in a ruined factory.
Don and Vince (William Sadler and Bill Paxton) are two Arkansas firemen who think they've struck a mother lode when they're handed a "treasure map" leading to a million or more dollars' worth of gold stolen 50 years earlier from a Catholic church. The gold ...