DESIRE, PASSION, LUST… IT’S A DEADLY GAME OF OBSESSION.
After being attacked by an intruder, a couple (Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe) are helped by a friendly LAPD officer (Ray Liotta)… but he develops an obsession with the wife. One of many psychopathic thrillers that washed over us in the early 1990s, this one targeting an obviously vulnerable situation: what do you do if a cop sets out to ruin your life? Russell and Stowe are likable as the Carrs, but Liotta is the real star of the film, eerily effective as the trustworthy cop who slowly reveals just what’s going on beneath the surface. Very formulaic, but still exciting thanks to the cast and good details, like the music score.
1992-U.S. 111 min. Color. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan. Music: James Horner. Cast: Kurt Russell (Michael Carr), Ray Liotta (Pete Davis), Madeleine Stowe (Karen Carr), Roger E. Mosley, Ken Lerner, Deborah Offner… Djimon Hounsou.
Trivia: Remade in India as Fareb (1996).