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High-powered gangsters move this crime drama along at a fast pace. When two cops, Eddie Jillette (Richard Gere) and Joe Collins (Gary Basaraba), hear about a contract out on local crime boss Losado (Jeroen Krabbe), they go undercover posing as hitmen, and the result is murder. Collins and the man who hired them, Paul Deveneux (Terry Kinney) are killed, and Jillette goes looking for the assassin. He ends up in New Orleans where he locates Michel Duval (Kim Basinger), the girlfriend of Deveneux now virtually held a prisoner by Losado. Jillette has his work cut out for him.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A passionate film noir that depends heavily upon Mr. Gere to give it credence, and Mr. Gere delivers."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"An above-average film noir, and its creepy feeling for the back streets of New Orleans and the sultry evil of its red-light suburbs got under my skin."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Gere and Basinger fizzle rather than sizzle in this lame Bayou thriller."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"Count me among those who would be happy never to see another starring role for Gere, except maybe as Felix in a remake of The Odd Couple."
‑ Paul Attanasio, Washington Post
"Pearce pads out his plot with lots of borrowed bits ... but the borrowings don't have any resonance of their own: they simply hang on the story like empty thematic husks."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"A standard-issue cop thriller that amounts to Beverly Hills Cop in a bad mood."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Not even the goings-on between Gere and Basinger and the horrific happenings in the exotic bayou settings can rev up this romantic thriller."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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