John Landis directs Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer and David Bowie in this romantic crime thriller where an insomniac aerospace engineer picks up a distressed woman and is bounced around L.A. as they try to avoid the growing factions who want to kill her.
It looks like a comedy but has less jokes than The Accused? It feels slick and light but has at least two brutal deaths that would be the centrepiece of a gritty crime thriller? Goldblum and Pfeiffer are a hot pairing, so why are we continually overwhelmed by paranoia whether they are onscreen together or separated? Whatever Landis is trying for here doesn’t work. But it is a hell of a curio for fans of 1980s cinema. And the B.B. King theme music chops.
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