Synopsis: Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new institut
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): James Mangold
Production: Columbia Pictures
  1 win & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

As I was going up the stair

I met a man who wasn't there

I met a man who wasn't there

H.e wasn't there again today

I wish

I wish he'd go away

Where did you learn that?

Where did you learn that poem?

I made it up.

When I was a kid, I made it up.

What else do you remember

from back then?

Don't beat around the bush, doc.

Don't beat around the bush.

Don't beat around the bush.

Don't beat around the bush, doc!

Tell me what you remember

about your mother.

I remember my mom.

I remember my mom.

I remember my mom was a whore.

H.ow long would she keep you there ?

As long as she was busy.

Do you understand

why you're talking with me now?

You're supposed to be good with...


I need something more than aspirin.

Know what I mean?

Do you remember the murders ?

I remember...

...that Columbia is the capital

of South Carolina.

I remember that--

Are you the person

who murdered six residents...

...of the Lakeworth Apartments

on May 10, 1998?

That's my birthday.

Who am I speaking to right now?

What should I call you?

Call me whatever you want.



Gary, you awake?

Yes, Greg, as a matter of fact,

I am awake.

I'm sorry to bother you at home...

...but there's gonna be a midnight

hearing in the Rivers case.

The defense found a notebook

misfiled in evidence, a diary.

They argued to the state Supremes

that it was suppressed.

What are you talking about?

There's no media.

This all happened under the radar.

The prisoner transport

left an hour ago from Ely.

Left Ely? What do you mean?

What transport?

The diary gave them an opening

to argue insanity again.

They need Rivers present, so they

drugged him, put him on a transport.

They're taking this scumbag

to a hearing...

...the night before his execution.

How the f*** did you let that happen?

Would anyone like to play

another round?

Let's get another puzzle,

Vanna. What do we have?

-"Around the H.ouse" is the category.

-Buy a vowel.

-Buy a vowel.

-Pick up that trip.

-Buy a vowel, you idiot.

-I'd like to buy a vowel. An E.

One E.

-All right, 350 left.


-Buy a vowel.

-Buy another vowel.


-An l.

-I'd like to solve.


"Kibbles 'n Bits. "

She won't stop bleeding.

She won't stop bleeding.

-Jesus. What happened?

-An accident. We had an accident.

Rain and lightning

is moving into Elko.

Doppler Radar has picked up a

severe thunderstorm with lightning...

...on its way from Pershing

and Lander counties.

-We could get damaging winds....

-Four times 10 equals--

Four times 10--

Timothy, could you not do that now?

We're trying to hear about the storm.

-Sure you don't want me to drive?


I'll get us to Anderson,

then you can take over after we eat.

Turn into spin.

Apply brakes with short, firm pumps.

Check mirror and gauge indicator

and roll... a slow, smooth stop.

You okay, honey? Timothy?

Seat belts, seat belts, seat belts.

-It's a shoe.


It's a shoe!

For he's a jolly good fellow

For he's a jolly good fellow

For he's a jolly good fellow

Which nobody can deny


-Why didn't we get a better spare?

-Do you know what radials cost, Alice?

Honey, don't get defensive.

Well, if the point is to put him,

Timothy, into the right school...'s absurd to focus...

-George? George?

-...on replacement tires.

-What can I do to help?

Nothing. I'm fine, but...

...thank you.

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God! Alice?

Oh, my God! Alice?

What have you done?

What have you done?

What have you done?

Hi, Harry.

Where do I begin?

I have walked off the set, okay?

I know they'll say

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Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney (born 1943, Carmel, California, United States) is an American folk and blues musician who performed in the 1960s folk revival. He is known for his blues performances as well as for performing at, and organizing, many folk festivals. Cooney served on the boards of the Newport Folk Festival and also the National Folk Festival. His albums include The Cheese Stands Alone, Singer of Old Songs, Still Cooney After All These Years, Pure Unsweetened, and Together Again. more…

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