Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Rutger Hauer, Rebecca De Mornay, Ron Silver, Jonathan Banks, Mariska Hargitay
Director: Geoff Murphy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
A witness to the accidental killing of a policeman follows the young couple responsible home and begins to make impossible demands. A sexy, action-packed psycho thriller.
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A great suspense thriller!
Kristopher B. Huston | New Port Richey FL | 12/17/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was really wonderful. When 2 lovers after a vacation in Mexico get back on the road to return home to the U.S., they hit a police officer who staggered into the road. Fearing the Mexican legal system, they leave the dead policeman in hopes to return to the states without being caught. With terrible feelings of guilt about what they have done, they try to move on with thier lives. Then an unexpected visitor from Mexico enters thier lives and nothing will ever be the same again. This movie is full of suspense and terror and a surprising twist that may help this couple to move on with thier lives, if they can escape thier adversary that has plagued them since thier return and continues to haunt them. A great movie that will leave you shocked and scared!"
Terrifying Mexican Hit And Run
J. Magin | Ellicott City, MD United States | 05/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When California furniture entrepreneurs Doug and Lynn Kaines (Ron Silver and Rebecca De Mornay) drive across the border to scout Mexican factory sites, they accidentally kill a policeman walking on the dark highway.Fearing the law, they choose to do nothing until Jake Shell (Rutger Hauer) a charming but terrifying stranger, shows up at their home persistently asking for work. After each rejection, he threateningly returns until the intimidated couple tricks him into meeting at their attorney's office. It is there that Shell admits he's "on the run" and insinuates what he might have seen in Mexico, "it's amazing what you can learn just sitting by the side of the road."The torment continues as Shell beats their receptionist in a bondage scene, Lynn loses her baby, and Doug and Shell face off in a mismatched fist fight. Eventually, Doug must search Shell's trailer to find the one piece of physical evidence that will prove the couple's innocence.Be forewarned of a perfectly-paced scene in which, driving through a car wash hearing only the rhythmic equipment, the windshield wipers suddenly dislodge a bloody eyebrow."
FUN TO WATCH
Laser Point | 07/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is lots of fun to watch for the excellent acting (see especially Mariska Hagerty as a dark haired beauty who foolishly gets involved with the villain). The movie has an interesting story line about a couple who are blackmailed by an individual who claims to have seen them commit vehicular homicide. The film is not deep but the story holds your attention as the characters manipulate themselves and each other in and out of corners. I first saw the movie several years ago but it stayed in my mind enough that I bought the DVD when I saw it on Amazon.If you are at home wanting good entertainment for a couple of hours without the typical Hollywood social propaganda this is a really good movie."
A sly thriller
Fogcatcher | Point Sur, Ca | 07/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rutger Hauer is at his best when he plays mysterious, menacing parts, such as the character of John Ryder in the brilliant thriller, The Hitcher. His role is more subtle this time, but his character, Jake Shell, is a master at casting a web of entrapment for his victims to fly into.
Returning from their factory in Mexico, Lynn Kaine, played by the sultry Rebecca DeMornay, and husband Doug Kaine (Ron Silver) collide with a pedestrian just south of the U.S. border. It turns out this pedestrian is a Mexican policeman, who doesn't survive the collision. Lynn, who is pregnant, was driving at the time of the incident. Fearing his wife's incarceration, Doug takes the wheel and flees the scene of the collision. They make it back to the U.S. after some tense moments at a Mexican drug check-point.
Riddled with guilt, the Kaines ponder whether to report the accident. To heighten their paranoia, Jake Shell appears at their home a couple of days later, stating he's just come up from Mexico and is looking for a job at their store. But Jake is looking for a lot more than a job. He hints at his awareness of the accident in Mexico, and begins a psychological game of intimidation. Shell encroaches on every aspect of their lives, even taking up residence at their home, against their wishes.
The plot is well written and keeps Shell one step ahead of the Kaines' steps to get rid of him. Shell knows how to push all the right buttons. So, how does it end? You'll have to find out for yourself.
Best moment: The scene where Shell confronts and outsmarts the Kaines' attorney.
Funniest moment: Shell busting through the doors, wearing six-guns and looking like a fat, stoned cowboy. Also, his electrifying break-dancing at the jaccuzi. A good laugh!
Annoying moment: They kept calling the Ford Explorer a "Jeep".
DVD is fairly stripped of extras, so don't expect much, other than the film.