R | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Ving Rhames also starred in another Vietnam war movie, Casualties of War (1989). Incidentally director Adrian Lyne chose to direct this film instead of the same year's The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), which Brian De Palma directed, as well as Casualties of War (1989). Additionally De Palma was slated to direct the Lyne-directed Fatal Attraction (1987), but he backed out because he ... ...
Mr. Singer. What an appropriate name for a man who can't keep his mouth shut.
The close-up shot of the license of the taxi Jacob takes to his old apartment building in a deleted scene reveals the license is set to expire on May 31, 1972. The very next shot contains a "Nixon Now" pin, the slogan of which was not used until president Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign in 1976. (This anachronism may be intentional, given the absence of other relevant information in these back-to-back shots.)
The credits roll over a grainy black and white photo of Gabe and Jacob crossing the street together.
$7,500,760 (USA) (4 November 1990)