In this woozy caper film about how easy it is for adolescents to fall in with the wrong crowd--in this case, a criminal relative--the gravest danger for the young is close proximity to a robbery.
Raised by his antisocial cousin Dalton (Patrick Tiller), loyal Chase Parrish (James Wellington) can't muster a polite "no" when Dalton insists that he help in an armored car robbery. A petty thief appalled by violence, Chase is an easy mark for wild man Dalton, who left a slew of dead cops in his
path when he recently broke out of prison. Standing between Chase and Dalton is Chase's main squeeze Kaddy (Kasia Figura), who declares that she'll leave him if Chase drives the getaway car. Local official Capt. Floyd Anderson (Michael Ironside) knows that fugitive con Dalton is planning a
robbery, but doesn't know how to prevent it.
The heist is on. Dalton casually kills van guards, flees with his cut of the caper, and slyly informs the police about Chase's planned rendezvous with the duo's fence, Gypsy Joe (Robert Gentili). While Chase and Gypsy Joe shoot it out with Capt. Anderson's men, Dalton attempts to rape Kaddy, who
stabs him in self-defense. Gunfire kills Gypsy Joe, but Chase, only wounded, escapes. Capt. Anderson spots Dalton attacking Kaddy and shoots him--but allows Chase and Kaddy to escape.
Beyond the eternal lesson that crime doesn't pay, all this film has to offer is a bombastic screenplay full of cheesy one-liners, a love-purifies-all crime film formula that glamorizes lawbreaking as a pastime of mixed-up, misunderstood adolescents, and comically bad acting by Tiller, who
threatens to implode from his own histrionics, and by the zoftig Figura, about whom it can kindly be said that, as an actress, she cuts quite a "figura." The rest is standard mad-dog-killer/corruption-of-innocence pap with Ironside edited into the violent brouhaha like a judgmental cigar store
Indian. (Graphic violence, extreme profanity, nudity, sexual situations.)
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