Gold Coast

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Strange thing about Elmore Leonard adaptations, you can stick closely to the book, and it all comes right (Get Shorty, Jackie Brown), or you can stick closely to the book, and everything goes horribly wrong (as here). This has a plot set-up which takes some swallowing: Karen, a widowed Miami millionairess, appears to have it all - what she doesn't have is sex, because her husband decreed it in his will (the executor hires a heavy to enforce it, too). Ex-con/dolphin ringmaster Maguire (Caruso) comes into her life, and decides to help her out. Jeff Kober steals the show as Roland, the strong arm, but the leads are distinctly lacklustre, and Weller botches the behind-the-camera stuff - he seems to have discovered a new toy, 'shaki-cam'.

By: TCh

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Weller
Screenwriter: Harley Peyton
Cast: David Caruso
Marg Helgenberger
Jeff Kober
Barry Primus
Richard Bradford
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