Director: Chris Palmer
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Stephen Clarke
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson
Copyright Holder: N/A
Based on an original story by novelist Jim Thompson and Stanley Kubrick. Set in New York in 1956, the film tells the story of Johnnie Sheppard, an ex-carnival worker with serious anger-management issues, and Joyce, a nervous, attractive barfly he picks up in a Hopperesque tavern scene. There's a newsboy who flashes a portentous headline, a car chase over a railroad crossing with a train bearing down, and a romantic interlude in a spooky, deserted mountain lodge.