Doug and Lynn Kaines are a happily married couple whose visit to Mexico turns into a nightmare. As they are driving home, Lynn hits a Mexican police officer, killing him. Rather than report the crime, the couple flee the scene. They seem to have escaped judgment — until a mysterious man, Jack Shell, shows up on their doorstep. He knows all about what they did, and he’s going to enjoy making them pay for it.
Director: Geoff Murphy.
Writers: Stewart Lindh & Solomon Weingarten (story), Stewart Lindh, Solomon Weingarten & John Carlen (teleplay).
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Rebecca De Mornay, Ron Silver, Jonathan Banks, Mariska Hargitay, Tamara Clatterbuck, Jorge Cervera Jr., Josh Cruze, David Labiosa, Richard L. Duran, Bill Dance, Diane Hsu, Geoffrey Rivas, Joanna Sanchez.
RIP Rutger Hauer (January 23, 1944 – July 19, 2019).
Rutger Hauer makes even “bad” movies a pleasure to watch. This man’s craft was sublime. In a Dutch interview, he once told the audience that he chose movies based on script and director. He told us that he always gave it his all, which reflects in the works you see. But there and then it’s in the hands of the director and his fellow makers. I can play the stars out of the sky but if they decide not to use the scene well then they don’t use the scene. My best performance lies on the cutting room floor collecting dust. But he said; Always give them your best, always perform like there is no tomorrow, and hope you can do it often. Do it so the next time the director finds your sublime performance of such glass that he orders extra scenes.
I have had the pleasure of meeting him several times as well in the NL as Stateside and he was just so very giving and friendly. He has wonderful takes on acting and in the end communicating with your audience. When he started acting he never thought there was something like communicating with your audience but as he grew older and certain works began to grow on him he really felt the power of what he wanted his audiences/fans take away from his presence and words on screen.