A film that captures the steamy, colorful essence of New Orleans, this crime thriller tells the romantic story of a classy detective whose investigation of a gangland murder lands him in trouble with the city's new District Attorney, a woman with a rigid penchant for following the letter of the law. Despite their differences, the two manage to work together and eventually fall in love. Unfortunately all of this leads them to have to fight for their lives when their investigation into the case and the corruption surrounding it gets them bumped up to the top of a hit man's list. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
For it's time - 20 yrs ago + - this movie was HOT. It still is ..and Dennis Quaid is scrumptious. The movie is a "thriller"...though done old style - and pretty predictable - but still full of great love scenes, shoot em-ups, holding hands and leaping through blow em-ups, etc. The music is MOST wonderful - with great New Orleans sounds, and you get to see much of old New Orleans. I have been there and so enjoyed just pointing out places we had been as well. The actors are wonderful in this. See a young John Goodman playing a nasty bad guy cop. Best scene is when he is being frisked in the police station and is told to lay down his weapon...he lays down his gun- the Lt tells him to give up the rest and he proceeds to throw on the table his brass nuckles, various knifes another small pistol, etc...when he is done unloading his pile of extra hidden arsonal..he says, "and if that don't do it I pis* on them"...lol...Sit back and enjoy this good ol' movie. You'll love it.
I wouldnt say that I was disappointed with this movie. It was entertaining, thanks to Dennis Quiad and the orgasmic love making scenes.
Basically, it is a story about cops in New Orleans who have a healthy relation with the underworld.....