Millwood City engineer Scott Daniels, moved from Houston, investigates a series of mysterious fires. Scott's and Lourie Harper's only son Jesse, who hated the move or dad's youth home, fakes a fever and invites his new girlfriend Carmen. She's reporter Allison Saunders, Scott's high-school ex's, daughter and finds Jesse unconscious, overtaken by fumes. The sewers are full of dead rats. Cracks appear in various buildings. Gass leaks start explosive fires. Mayor Walker, who only care for politics and publicity, overrules Scott's call for a mass evacuation. Scott and city administration friend Kenny Barrows later discover the link is steam pressure drilling by Talbot's oil exploration firm, but fire chief Patterson is in league with Talbot for years, covers their tracks and undermines Scott's credibility. Written by KGF Vissers
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Rubiyat B (br) wrote: Ash looks stunningly beautiful
John B (us) wrote: Speaking of Judi Dench, we find her here getting an Oscar nomination simply for being...Judi Dench. Mrs. Henderson decides as a hobby to open a strip club in the pre war London period. An interesting concept but the execution is silly and forgettable.
Marco Antonio L (us) wrote: I looved the book this movie was based from. There were portions of the book though that were excluded in the film that could have made me appreciate it more. Nevertheless, the message came across loud and clear.
Kerby H (mx) wrote: Has its moments, but sadly the movie is more than a few moments long.
Ramos J (jp) wrote: Could have been better. I would have shot the reporter or at least leave him alone in his situation.
Deb S (mx) wrote: A football quarterback, Terry (Jeff Bridges) is asked by his friend Jake (James Woods) to go to Mexico and track down Woods' girlfriend, Jessie (Rachel Ward). Reluctantly Terry sets off for Mexico where he finds Jessie but he soon falls in love with her. I thought the love triangle between Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Woods was very well done. We have a little bit of everything thrown in here, betrayal, deceit, bribery, greed, crime, and some steamy sex scenes and it seems only Terry and Jessie's passion for each other is pure. I wouldn't spoil it but you just gotta love the ending when reality kicks in. The scenery in this movie is beautiful as is the magnificent theme song of Phil Collins.
Matthew P (it) wrote: Before watching, I expected an overacted mess of a film. Boy, was I wrong! For a film that was nominated only for best picture, I was not expecting a lot. But with a strong performance by Lionel Barrymore and everyone else, this is a must-see movie!
Max C (us) wrote: A good coming of age story with interesting characters who are portrayed very well by their respective actors. However, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig feel wasted in this and have very little actually funny scenes. More than anything though, this is a story about compelling characters that just happens to have spots of light humor here and there. Another complaint is that it had very little in terms of surprises. If you've seen any other coming of age story, like Amazon's Red Oaks for example, then you've seen this movie. I just wish this film felt a little more distinctive. Glad I saw it though, if only to see the great performances.