Dennis Hopper's film is a lightweight affair, but amiable enough. It's the story of two naval shore-patrolmen - by-the-book hardass Berenger and slick young McNamara - ordered to escort a prisoner cross-country on the Fourth of July. The catch is the prisoner's a she: Eleniak of Baywatch fame. Saddled with such a tired script and a sorely unprepossessing star as McNamara, Hopper amuses himself by doodling in the margins: he's got a wonderful eye for authentic pop-art Americana, truck-stop culture and crazy golf landscapes. He also has a lot of cool friends willing to put in a day's work for the heck of it. Nothing essential, then, but not a total loss either.

By: TCh

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Dennis Hopper
Screenwriter: Joe Batteer, Dan Gilroy, John Rice
Cast: Tom Berenger
William McNamara
Erika Eleniak
Dean Stockwell
Gary Busey
Seymour Cassel
Marilu Henner
Dennis Hopper
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