Samuel L. Jackson (S.W.A.T., Basic, XXX), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc), Stellan Skarsgard (The Glass House, Ronin), and Doug Hutchinson (The Green Mile, The Salton Sea) star in this pulse-pounding crime thriller based on a work by Dashiell Hammett and directed by the acclaimed Oscar® 1970, Five Easy Pieces, best picture nominee Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces, Blood and Wine). A missing persons investigation escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse when detective Jack (Jackson) is captured and held hostage by a gang of brutal thieves in the process of an elaborate bank robbery. Cruel mastermind Tyrone (Skarsgard), manipulative girlfriend Erin (Jovovich), and deranged henchman Hoop (Hutchinson) are locked in a dangerous web of deceit, double-cross and romantic intrigue, making Jack a pawn in the lethal high stakes plot. Against all odds,Erin and Jack find themselves erotically drawn to each other, igniting a volatile love triangle that turns deadly as the body count rises. Deception is the rule in this action-packed, pitch-black thriller that will hold you in suspense until the final frame. © 2002 Seven Arts Pictures and ApolloMedia GmbH & Co. 5 Filmproduktion KG. All Rights Reserved.