In this off-beat and stylish mystery by director Wayne Wang, C.C. Drood (Tom Hulce) is an underground cartoonist who is separated from his wife Helen (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and daughter Bean (Judith Barsi). When his lover Yolanda (Virginia Madsen) is found murdered, Drood is the main focus of the police investigation. When Drood uncovers a sex scandal involving police chief Gilbert (John Doe) and Detective Smiley (Harry Dean Stanton), he realizes he is being made the fall guy for the crime. Singer Adam Ant plays Drood's buddy Jim.~Dan Pavlides
This movie has been one of my sleeper recommendations for years, along with Blood Simple, Body Heat and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. That it is a bit of a period piece (80's clothing, music and hairdos) only adds to its enjoyment and kitch. Full of intrigue, mystery and twists-and-turns, not to mention two hot actresses (Mastrantonio and Madsen). Adam Ant actually does a fairly decent job as a disingenuous friend to our hero (Hulce), who does a fine job as the hapless victim of a high-power cover-up. Rent this movie - you'll end up owning it.
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