I have been following Harrison career for 30 years as of next year. USED to be first in the door opening day for his films.
I found it VERY strange this film had no press or publicity when it was released. Nothing.
Was it the subject matter? Maybe.
A topical subject now, especially where I live in California.
THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW.
This film just is NOT good. Harrison did his normal great job with his role, YES ANOTHER COP.
2 D liste'rs in supporting roles & no one else of note.
1. We have TOO MANY STORIES GOING ON AT ONCE. How many different illegal alien families or people the film is showing us. Some doing good things here, other breaking further laws, etc.
2. That Claire character. Film makers, WHY DID WE NEED ALL THE NUDE SCENES WITH THIS ACTRESS? Claire is dumb, she goes to the correct department to check on her paperwork (NOTE WE GET THE NORMAL WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER WHO IS RUDE & NOT HELPFUL) Did the Claire character HAVE A COPY OF HER PAPERWORK SHE KEPT FOR HER RECORDS OR OF HER MONEY ORDER? Nope, but we had to have a scene with her paying off A GUY AT A COPY MAKING COMPANY. So, she knew what making copies was BUT DID NOT KEEP A COPY OF SOMETHING THAT IMPORTANT? Oh, boo hoo, I sure was NOT crying when she was deported.
3. Judd & Liotta were husband & wife. Yet, we see 2 scenes with them together, the first at their home where she starts trying to talk him into adopting the little girl. FILM MAKERS, HE HAD NEVER EVEN MET THE LITTLE GIRL, why was there not a line, like “Come & meet her”?
4. The family getting mad & 1 member killing the sister because she was having an affair with her married boss? Oh please.
5. Harrison’s character & all the things he did concerning that 1 illegal alien woman & her kid. Why did his bosses let him do that? Go find the kid & then take him to other family members. THAT IS NOT HIS JOB, that is Child Protective Services.
6. And, of course, the 1 girl after her 9-11 paper at school.
Just, not good.
A big disappointment.
We knew there would be no extras. No chapter search list.
HAS THE HORRIBLE, LITTLE FLIP OPEN FLAPS ON IT. I HATE THESE THINGS.
DVD package. Harrison only got the reference to the Indy films. Gee, did we forget 3 other little films released in 1977, 1980 & 1983? “The Fugitive“, his Oscar nominated role in ‘Witness”, “Air Force One”?
Judd has had 2 hit films, instead of mentioning say ‘Double Jeopardy” they mentioned a “Twisted” Anyone remember this 1?
Liotta 1 hit film, from 20 years ago of course “Field of Dreams”. "Smokin’ Aces?” What? A straight to video thing?
Just, over all, a poor film & NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE DVD PACKAGE
My rating, ONLY for Harrison