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« on: June 11, 2014, 09:00:28 AM »

A Texas frame-maker is terrified that the ex-convict father of the man he shot during a burglary will extract revenge on his family. This noirish and sometimes brutal thriller starts out looking like a CAPE FEAR rehash but takes a surprising turn.

*Excellent performances by Don Johnson, Michael C. Hall, and especially grizzled old Sam Shephard.
*This probably  would have been a minor classic if they script had bothered to resolve a couple of questionable plot points. I can't explain it without using spoilers, but it's left up to the audience to make up a motivation for a major event that drives the plot.
*There is a very disturbing event in this movie that is not shown in graphic detail but is still very shocking.
*It starts slow, turns into a mystery, then ends as a bloody revenge thriller. Worth seeing.
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"The basic plot is that Donna Speir and Hope Marie Carlton, the two undercover DEA agent Playboy Playmates from the last movie, are still running around in jungle shorts, cowboy boots and spaghetti strap T-shirts, firing their machine guns at drug smugglers, Filipino communist guerrillas, and corrupt federal agents while their two friends, Lisa London and Miss May 1984 Patty Duffek, lounge around the pool a lot and talk on speaker phones that look like fax machines."-Joe Bob on SAVAGE BEACH
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