“What you must accept is that my people are no longer for sale.”
A bored banker (Ray Sharkey) falls in lust with the wife (Ornella Muti) of an industrialist (Klaus Kinski) who has hired him to influence his childhood friend (Armand Assante) — now a leftist dictator of a South American country.
- South and Central America
Writer/director James Toback’s follow-up to his critically lauded debut film, Fingers (1978), was this incredibly tedious clunker. Filled with self-absorbed characters, trite dialogue (“Why are you asking me this: to hurt me, or to excite yourself?”), and a ludicrously derivative storyline (set partially in L.A., partially in an unnamed South American country), it appears to exist namely as a vehicle for showing off sexy Ornella Muti’s bronzed bod. Simply squirm-worthy.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
No; don’t bother seeking out this pablum. Really.