Synopsis: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his students, Sydney Fuller.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

mortgaged to the eyeballs

with two kids and a third on the way.

Oh, congratulations, Graham.

Boy or girl?

Word around the faculty lounge

is that you recommended

your friend Hal to the dean, Dex.

I've been here longer.

I was next in line.

Well, I didn't put Hal's novel

on Putnam's spring list, Graham.

You know academic politics as well

as I do-- ''publish or perish.''

- Always has been, always will be.

- I have published.

Rehashing old classroom lectures

in obscure literary journals

just doesn't count.

Oh, yeah? When was the last time

you published, Dex?

Now, there's an interesting article

for one of those ''obscure journals.''

Young literary lion produces

bril-- brilliant novel...

gets snapped up by snazzy college.

Strong follow-up

brings full professorship,

and then the third novel...

that is a little careless

and a fourth that kind of stinks.

But by then, the lion

is tame and tenured,

and number fiive never comes at all.

Well, you know,

that's still four more than you, pal.

Look, some of us

just wanna be teachers, Dex.

We don't have any literary pretensions.

We're just fucking good teachers!

- Fuckin' asshole!

- How'd you get this in here?

I don't know.

Uh, this is Gail.

Um, the papers came today.

Everything seems to be in order.

I-I just need you to sign 'em.

Listen, I'm sorry that you had

to move out so quickly. I know you-you

didn't get a chance to get everything.

Um-- Uh, there's

some mail here for you, and--

Christ, is it hot enough for you?

They say rain's on the way,

but I don't believe it.


I'll talk to you later, okay?


Uh, yeah, hi, Professor.

It's, uh, Nick Lang calling. Uh--


Oh, shit.

If you don't like my novel,

I'll die.

No, I will.

I'll stop writing.

Shut that, will you?

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Charles Edward Pogue

Charles Edward Pogue Jr. (born January 18, 1950) is an American screenwriter, playwright and stage actor. He is best known for writing the screenplays of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983), Psycho III (1986), The Fly (1986) and Dragonheart (1996). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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