Tom Berenger does his best, even when the story doesn't.
Farscape fan | AZ United States | 06/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't find this movie as creepy as the Twin Peaks comparison. I actually hesitated to watch it because of that. I am glad I did watch it, if only for Mr. Berenger's portayal of an ex-detective. It does contain graphic violence and nudity yet not all stories are about pretty lives. I didn't understand why the blonde popped into his scenes until I realized that this man was desparately lonely. She was his saving grace, giving him that ego boost and intimacy he lacked in his life. This character that Tom Berenger chose to play is in keeping with his other sensitive portayals that help women realize that men are human too. Honoring men and the sacrifices they make in the line of duty is a worthy gesture. If you're a Berenger fan don't hesitate to watch this. The story is an interesting one and the acting is well done by all. I gave it three stars for Tom Berenger. The other two stars are withheld because I couldn't show this movie to my parents. They're from a different generation yet Casa Blanca still stands as the benchmark even now. It's not a classic but Mr. Berenger is. The "mighty haven't fallen." There are just more people writing bad reviews than there are people writing classics."
Kari Wuhrer fans beware
Eric Odeen | Chicago, IL United States | 10/13/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was a disappointment. Any fan wanting to see Kari Wuhrer will be let down as she is hardly in the movie. She appears in a few short scenes, and the rest of the movie was not worth the price of the DVD. I recommend renting this movie before deciding to buy it."
Don't any of you ever grow old, or get real...
David | 12/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An Occasional Hell may not be anybodies favorite movie, but it is fantastic. It is one of those places you wish you will never go. An experience you never want to have.
When you are a good detective, and a good man, not too good, because you had a fling or two, but with the prettiest girl in town... And then you get physically destroyed. Nothing simple, like a motorcycle wreck, no, a bullet in the kidney. You have to wear a colostomy bag, and monitor your insulin...
You really don't want to be this guy... And, he doesn't want to be that guy either! Imagine the depression! Imagine the misery! Imagine what he does just to get along and to hide from involvement with other people. He becomes a college professor in a small southern town and doesn't talk to anybody.
But he starts seeing a ghost. A naked Kari Wuhrer shaped ghost... She's asking him for help. What would you do if a naked Kari Wuhrer rushed up to you and asked for help? How much more would it take to get you to help?"