Cat Chaser (1989)

Abel Ferrara directs Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis and Charles Durning in this crime thriller, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s book about a former soldier who gets drawn into a deadly love triangle.

Possibly not the best Elmore Leonard to adapt, in that the book seems to give up on its more potent plot thread early on just to pursue something more… bog standard. This choppy, often characterless, adaptation struggles to gain any firm footing with such an awkward pairing of plots. Ferrara’s brings a nasty dark edge to a story that would work far better told a few settings lighter.

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