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A pair of homicidal lovers is forced to match wits with an inventive psychopath who has assumed the identity of a small, coastal-town sheriff's deputy in a film noir tale of the perfect crime gone wrong starring Kiefer Sutherland, Beau Bridges, Joe Don Baker, and Michael Madsen. A mysterious stranger has killed a man who was en route to assume the role of deputy sheriff in a close-knit California coastal town, but his deadly ruse is about to lead him into murderous trap. Soon-to-be promoted sheriff Sam Wayburn (Bridges) and his mistress, Laura Winslow (Camelia Kath), have set into motion a devious plan to murder Laura's wealthy husband, Jake (Wayne Rogers), and pin the killing on the newly appointed deputy. As the incognito maniac arrives in the remote village only to realize he's not the only one harboring a deadly secret, sex, suspense, and death hang heavy over the heads of the scheming trio, leaving no way out but to fight for their very lives. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 1987


Beau Bridges
as Sheriff Sam Wayburn
Kiefer Sutherland
as Brian Mars, Deputy
Wayne Rogers
as Jake Winslow
Joe Don Baker
as Sheriff Carl Cunningham
Camelia Kath
as Laura Winslow
Janet Carroll
as Lila Dagget
Michael Madsen
as Stu
Gracie Harrison
as Mary Ellen Knoeller
Harvey Vernon
as Dick
Shiri Appleby
as Annie Winslow
Jeb Ellis-Brown
as Brian Mars
Harriet Medin
as Nell
Shiri Appleby
as Annie Winslow
Harvey Vernon
as Dick
Jeb Ellis-Brown
as Brian Mars
Gracie Harrison
as Mary Ellen Knoeller


Rick King
Peter Abrams
Robert L. Levy
Bruce Franklin Singer
James Nathan
Don Bohlinger
Paul H. Goldsmith
Paul Chihara
Composer (Music Score)
Bernt Amadeus Capra
Production Designer
J.P. Guerin
Executive Producer
Jean-Pierre Dorleac
Costume Designer
Ronald Judkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Carlisle
First Assistant Director
Paul Ventura