Friday, February 20, 2015

The Killer's Edge (1991)

How bad is it? It's a mass of cliches with little payoff.
Should you see it? The cast is interesting - if you're a fan of any of them, it's worth seeing.
Very tiny screen grab

Wings Hauser is good at playing psychotic chaotic villains, but here he's a cop, teemed with a chain-smoking FBI agent (Karen Black), seeking a counterfeiter played by Robert Z'Dar, whose face is too big to fit on this blog. Really - if you've never heard of Z'Dar, look up his photos [or check out my next review!]. Hauser and Z'Dar separately create mounds of dead bodies and Hauser recognizes the throat cutting as the work of a guy that saved his life in Viet Nam; that implausibility is typical of the film. There's a guy who looks like Tony Curtis, a lot of retro fashions, a rocket launcher and exploding helicopter (most of the budget), and scenes of Hauser falling in a pool and slipping on ice skates - which mimics the sloppiness of the film itself. The final confrontation takes place on an island, for no good reason, and absolutely nothing interesting happens in the final fight. This has the potential to be a cult favorite because of the cast.

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