After losing his license to work as a surgeon, synthetic-heroin addict Eugene Sands (David Duchovny) is on a downward spiral into the Los Angeles drug scene. One night, someone is shot in a bar, and Sands performs a life-saving medical maneuver on the spot. Word travels fast. A few days later, a limo drops him off at the Malibu den of counterfeiter-smuggler Raymond Blossom (Timothy Hutton) and his cupid-lipped moll Claire (Angelina Jolie). The bleach-haired Blossom needs someone to stitch up his hemorrhaging henchmen so they won't wind up answering questions at a hospital. He sees Sands as the ideal man to stop the flow of information and blood. It's a deal with the devil, but Sands accepts. Meanwhile, Claire has her eye on Sands, and FBI agent Gage (Michael Massee) has plans to bring down Blossom.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Action
- Run Time: 94min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/1997
- DVD Release Date: 06/17/1998
- Themes: Drug Trade,Drug Addiction,Haunted By the Past,Doctors and Patients,Criminal's Revenge,Mind Games,Down on Their Luck
- Tone: Confrontational,Forceful,Lurid,Menacing,Moody,Tense,Ironic
addiction, decadence, drugs, life-of-crime, surgery
- Language: English