It's a shame they chose that picture for the cover of this film! I feel like I have a porno on my video shelf! Don't judge a film by its cover though. This is one of those rare occassions where a movie that does not seem like my type of movie, really did it for me! What I mean is, I normally can't sit still very long for a movie about cops trying to unravel a crime Mystery, without the help of any kind of supernatural or comic book heroes that is! But this movie, it's just wonderful! Why? Because it has so much style! The setting is, obviously, "The Big Easy," New Orleans to those who don't know. Dennis Quaid is Remy McSwain, a good-hearted, yet crooked cop, much like all the other cops he works with. Unfortunately, while working on what will be the most important case of his life, Ellen Barkin shows up as the new Assistant D.A., on a mission to bust the crooked cops of New Orleans. Quaid immediately starts putting the moves on Barkin, while she does her best to remain frigid. Of course, no woman can seem to resist Quaid's charms, and so... It all adds up to one big crime-drama romance, but the star of this film, not to take away anything from the wonderful performances of Quaid and Barkin, is the City of New Orleans, even if it IS a blaitant stereotype as some people have said. The music, the accents, the general mood this film creates around its' characters and story is what keeps you engrossed! This is a movie that everyone should try at least once. You may hate it, but you may love it, and believe me, the type of movies you normally like and don't apply here! As I said, I normally just don't go for this cop stuff, but here this is, one of my favorite movies from now on! I just wish they didn't take the TV series off! I mean, it took them, what, ten years to even realize this would make a good show? And then it lasts like 2 seasons or something. Do yourself a favor, rent this, and if you like it, buy the DVD!