14 September 2006 | bkoganbing
We all have to start somewhere
The miracle out of all this is that Lou Diamond Phillips actually had a career after this one. And since he co-wrote it, he's got more responsibility than as a player only.
It's just bad, bad directing, lousy photography and acting that's about the level of a high school play. How did they ever rope Ben Johnson into that small role as the leading lady's father?
Two drifters, Lou Diamond Phillips and Adam Roarke who was Lou's acting teacher and mentor, come to town and wreak havoc, killing one man's son and raping the leading lady. The husband of the leading lady unbeknownst to all, saw the whole thing and did nothing.
Sharing in a joint tragedy, the rape victim and the man draw close and begin an affair. That leads to some rather bizarre consequences.
Good thing Lou, went on to much better things.