Boiling Point

James B. Harrisformer producer for Stanley Kubrick (The Killing, Paths of Glory), and a singular writer-director in his own right (Some Call It Loving, Fast Walking, Cop)wrote and directed this adaptation of Gerald Petievich’s novel Money Men, about a U.S. Treasury agent (Wesley Snipes) hunting for the counterfeit-money launderers (Dennis Hopper and Viggo Mortensen) responsible for the death of his partner. Old-fashioned in both a good and bad sense, with a lot of good performances (though not, alas, from Snipes, who has nothing to work with) and some touching sentiment for aging ex-cons, but not much excitement in terms of story and action. With Lolita Davidovich, Valerie Perrine, Seymour Cassel, and Dan Hedaya. (JR)

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