Althoush critics and pretty much everyone else dismissed this movie as awful, I think it is great. It is Denis Laery at his best both in acting and writing. The dialouge between him and a young Sandra Bullock is excellent. You get to see his Boston/Irish side like in other in Monument Ave but in a better plot with better actors. (Although his art theif sidekicks do have some great one-liners) Sandra Bullock is also an excellent sidekick to Leary. She made this movie before she was a star in movies such a Speed, but plays a her "wanting to get out of the gutter" character great. This movie will not be loved by everyone, but serious Leary fan or Bullock aficionado will appreciate its merit. Finally, any Homicide fans will enjoy seeing "G" Yaphet Kotto in a less dramatic law enforcement role.