The ever-underrated director Robert M. Young (Dominick and Eugene) made this tense variation on The Postman Always Rings Twice. Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso star as a long-married couple who run a fish store. When a young drifter (Arie Verveen) enters their lives as an employee and inhabitant of their home, he and Alonso commence an affair made all the more dangerous when the couple's creepy son (Steven Schub) moves back in. The ensuing Oedipal competitiveness grows to an explosive finale, and while the mythic underpinnings of the story may be a bit obvious, the film moves as fluidly and is as involving as any of Young's fine work. Lots of suspense, a richly noiresque tone, and terrific acting on everyone's part, particularly Schub. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
A great story, top notch direction by Robert Young and absolutely superb acting from the entire cast. Most memorable is the stellar performance by Steven Schub as the estranged, Oedipal and borderline psychotic son. Clearly a 'method' actor extraordinaire, it is frightening to imagine what he must have gone through personally (he can't be like that in real life!?!) to prepare for this role.
Who is this Steven Schub and what else has he been in? It is immensely gratifying that at least occasionally Hollywood casts a real actor and gives us a freakin' break from humdrum Matt Damon and pretty boy Ben Affleck - aarrrgh. Hey Kevin Smith, hey Scorsese, find this Schub guy and sign him up!
It is one of those you can put on that no one has seen and is a great movie.
Caught and The Fenwicks , , can you beat it?