Plot & Details
In a post-apocalyptic world, a fugitive named Byron (Bob Peck) is captured by cop Will Tasker (Mark Hamill) and his beautiful partner Belitski (Kitty Aldridge). But when bounty hunter Matt Owens (Bill Paxton) learns that there is a price on Byron's head, he tricks the police and absconds with the prisoner. In order to escape detection, Matt flies off into the slipstream --an environmental curiosity of high and harsh winds treated by a local religious cult as a god. The religious cult captures them and holds them captive. Byron has healing powers and the cult decides to bind him up to a giant kite in order to determine whether he is a good or bad spirit. Tasker and Belitiski re-appear and they free Matt after he agrees to help them get the kite-born Byron back down to earth. Matt flies upward to free Byron, but Belitski, not trusting Matt, flies upward herself. A violent wind tosses all three into parts unknown, while Tasker is almost killed by the kite. Matt is found to have been poisoned by Tasker and seeks to accompany a cave dweller named Ariel (Eleanor David) to her homeland, where he can get an antidote to the poison in his veins. Meanwhile, Byron is revealed to be an android. The three journey to a settlement dedicated to sensual pleasure. While they partake of the services, Tasker and Belitski shoot their way into the settlement, looking for Byron.
- Genre(s): Science Fiction
- Run Time: 92min.
- DVD Release Date: 06/26/2001
- Director(s): Steven Lisberger
- Starring: Mark Hamill , Bob Peck , Bill Paxton , Kitty Aldridge , Ben Kingsley
- Themes: Bounty Hunters
- Tone: Stylized,Tense
- Keywords: capture, cult, double-cross, fugitive, police, rescue, reward, robbery, shoot-out, wind [air], bad-guy, bounty-hunter, good-guy, time-travel