2020-02-12 17:47:38 UTC
Drug dealers. And down and dirty drug dealers at that. This is a violent film and none of it gratuitous. It had been intended for release to home video but that plan was scrapped when Gene Siskel picked it as his favorite film of 1992. There was also word of mouth that promoted the film.
Or at least, that's the mythology that follows the movie. It begins in Los Angeles where a drug deal goes bad to Houston, Texas where the bad continues to Star City, Arkansas where the lethal present meets the buried past. A credible, criminal reality.
Directed by Carl Franklin from a script by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson. Cinematography by James L Carter. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Bill Paxton, and Earl Billings, among others.