- Original title
- Running time
- 102 min.
- United States
Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone (Novel: John Katzenbach)
James Newton Howard
Daniel J. Travanti,
Warner Bros. Producer: Sean Connery
Mystery. Thriller. Drama | Courtroom Drama. Southern Gothic
- Synopsis / Plot
- A brutal murder is committed in the Florida Everglades. Eight years later, a principled Harvard law professor tries to save the convicted man on Death Row who swears he's innocent of that crime. For the small-town detective who investigated the killing, however, there's no question he caught the right man--and no last-minute intervention is going to keep that cold-blooded killer out of the electric chair. Someone is the mastermind of a deadly game... and all roads lead back to the site of that long-ago murder--where, this time, there are two intended victims.
- Critics' reviews
"Starts out strong and then, boy, does it jump the rails. (...) There is no psychological depth, no real motivation, no human values to weigh, just characters jerked here and there like puppets in an arbitrary plot. (...) Rating: ★★ (out of four)"
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times
"It's brutal, horribly manipulative, and we've seen this stuff before in better pictures."
Desson Thomson: The Washington Post
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