Slither

A hip, eccentrically amusing road movie, SLITHER marked the debuts of director Zieff, a respected veteran of TV commercials who'd won every major advertising award, and screenwriter/associate producer Richter, who went on to become one of the most expensive, though not necessarily commercial, writers in the movie world. Caan, just relased from jail after...read more

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A hip, eccentrically amusing road movie, SLITHER marked the debuts of director Zieff, a respected veteran of TV commercials who'd won every major advertising award, and screenwriter/associate producer Richter, who went on to become one of the most expensive, though not necessarily

commercial, writers in the movie world.

Caan, just relased from jail after serving time for grand theft auto, is hanging out with fellow parolee Shull when the latter is gunned down by snipers. With his final words, Shull tells Caan that he can have lots of money if he finds Boyle and mentions the name Garfield. Caan locates Boyle, who

admits that he and the late Shull had stolen over $300,000 and given the money to investment counselor Garfield. Neither man trusted the other, so each had half of the information needed to get the cash. Caan, with Boyle and his wife (Lasser) and a kooky speed freak (Kellerman), hits the road in

search of the cash. But a mysterious black van gives chase.

SLITHER features some very funny moments and benefits from fine editing by Bretherton and assured camera work by Kovacs. Zieff later made THE MAIN EVENT, HOUSE CALLS and HEARTS OF THE WEST.

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