I saw it SOLELY for Heather Graham
miquey | USA! | 07/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While this film is definitely in the "WEIRD" category, I can't call it a bad film. It is definitely low-budget, and one that 98% of the population has never heard of.The camerawork in this film is awesome; lots of dutch angles, high/low angles, etc. which work well for the story. The story itself is interesting, a self-appointed vigilante who runs his own death row after hours in a meat plant.If it hadn't had Heather in it, I probably would've never seen it."
BEST CULT FILM OF THE EARLY 90's
Raegan Butcher | Rain City, USA | 03/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this film during it's brief(one week) run in seattle in 1992 and i've watched it countless times since then on VHS and i'm so glad to see its available on DVD. This is one funny, funny dark comedy; Rod steiger gives a great performance as a religious nut who has taken it upon himself to capture escaped, pardoned or paroled murderers and holding them in his private dungeon under his meatpacking plant until they see the errors of their ways and then putting them to death in his homemade electric chair. this film spares no one: right wing death penalty advocates, left-wingers, bleeding heart liberals, politicians,police and criminals. that's what i loved about it: it skewers EVERYONE and it's very controlled and actually sort-of subtle! it has a great score, a great cast(wait until you see Issac Hayes as the demented preacher/assistant to Steiger!)and absolutely fantastic sets and cinematography. And Rod Steiger, who always committed 100% of himself to every role, no matter how small the budget or strange the screenplay, should have been nominated for some sort of award because he really gives a magnificent performance here. He somehow manages to make his character funny, sad, sweet, righteous, warped and malevolent-- sometimes all in one scene! This film deserves to be played at art houses every Midnight on weekends! Enough with Rocky Horror! let's have a new CULT FILM FAVORITE!"