Fall Time – Review

Fall Time

with Stephen Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Mickey Rourke
Directed by Paul Warner
(Live Entertainment, 1993)
by Scott Hefflon

White trash philosopher king Mickey Rourke plays (again) a zonked-on-perception bad guy, this time a bank robber. As Rusty, he calmly watches a case of being-in-the-wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time turn three young wanna-be bad boys into sniveling, spineless, small-town kids. The three totally believable small-scale ’50s-type rebels quibble amongst themselves and bat each other around as they attempt to pull off an attention-getting prank. While doing a mock gangland hit, they “shoot” and nab the wrong guy, fouling up an attempted bank robbery. Instead of rolling their friend into the trunk, they accidentally grab a similarly-dressed Leon (Stephen Baldwin) instead. Leon is not very bright. He spends a large chunk of the movie bullying his captures-turned-captives in an attempt to figure out who’s double-crossing who, and who’s trying to squeeze him out of the plan. Luckily, he sweats in an undershirt and has cool tattoos. Suspenseful races ensue, as does softcore torture, and a Reservoir Dogs – style finale.

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