13 March 2000 | thehumanduvet
Solid Hopper performance
Another fine performance from Hopper in this gritty drama about a drugs runner turning the tables on the drug lords who have employed him and finding little help from the authorities in his fight to bring them to justice. Apparently based on a true story, the plot is a fairly predictable flow from Hopper getting into the drug trade for the cash, getting into trouble, getting out of it and then getting back into the hot water to gather evidence for the DEA; the strange and at times shocking aspect of the film is the disregard and lack of trust he is shown the very people he is trying to help. An interesting piece in its lack of moral absolutes and its focus on a complex man trying to find the right path in an uncertain and untrusting world. Hopper turns in a solid job as the central figure, and the workmanlike supporting cast and steady, if a little slow, direction make this a worthwhile, but not outstanding, TV movie. One to look out for in the schedules but not really worth renting unless you're either a big Hopper fan or interested in the world of drugs and drug law enforcement (or aeroplanes).