By Kurt VOSS


Thriller - Completed 1997

    • Year of production
    • 1997
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Crime, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kurt VOSS
    • Writer(s)
    • David HENRY, Kurt VOSS, Christopher BELDEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Ehud BLEIBERG, Yitzhak GINSBERG, Larry RATTNER
    • Synopsis
    • Paul Keller, the minister of the town of HollowLake, is a man with a problem. He is having an affair with Veronica Dow, his son’s teacher. Wracked by guilt and desire, Paul decides to fake his death, so he can start a new life with Veronica while his wife Martha collects the insurance money.
      Paul goes to Hollow Lake. As he plants the evidence on his small boat, Paul loses his balance and hits his head as he falls in the water. Dazed and suffering from amnesia, Paul struggles up the shore and manages to get to the Lakeshore Motel, the same motel where he has bee having his secret liaison with Veronica.
      The rundown and isolated hotel is now run by the forlorn Charlene Hunt. When she realizes that Paul is incoherent, Charlene uses the opportunity to make Paul her prisoner, friend and lover. Meanwhile, insurance investigator Tim Bishop arrives in town. Because no body is found, he suspects that Martha set the whole thing up with Paul to get the insurance money.
      A drinker and womanizer, Bishop is not above overlooking evidence in return for certain pleasures. Each player tries to manipulate the others, the stakes rise until it becomes a game of life and death.
      Starring Ally Sheedy ("The Breakfast Club"), John Savage ("The Deer Hunter"), Nicholas Walker ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland ("Anna," "Bruce Almighty").