|Writer:|| Christian Forte|
|Director of Photography:||Mark Plummer|
|Production Designer:||Nelson Coates|
|Producers:||Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler and Brad Jenkel|
|Miramax; R; 105 minutes|
|Cast:||Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner, Joe Mantegna, Viggo Mortensen and Skeet Ulrich|
A cool, stylish genre film from a cool, stylish actor turned director. A botched late-night burglary turns a trio of two-bit New Orleans thieves into cop-killers. Mistaken for international gunrunners, the three are chased by ATF agents to Dino's Last Chance Saloon. Once inside the bar, Dova (Dillon), his brother Milo (Sinise) and their sadistic accomplice (Fichtner) take the patrons hostage. What follows is a tense, dark morality tale about the choices people make when survival is at stake. Dunaway puts in a strong performance as the cagey barmaid Janet Boudreau, a woman with a secret. In his directorial debut, Spacey's lighting and camera work to create a claustrophobic, film-noirish atmos-
phere. Though predictable and slow at times, the film redeems itself with a stirring climax.