Having displayed his yuppie sexual angst in 1989 in SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE and BAD INFLUENCE, James Spader continues to suffer as his inability to put a personal tragedy behind him leads him to a cheap bar and then to Susan Sarandon's bed in WHITE PALACE. Sarandon plays Nora, a
waitress in the title's greasy St. Louis burger joint. She lives in a rundown area called "Dogtown," while Spader, as Max, dwells amid the upwardly mobile Jewish middle class. Max spends his working days in a towering downtown highrise, where he seems to have the same job many movie yuppies do,
earning large sums of cash for gazing wistfully at the spectacular view outside his tastefully f...