RED ROCK WEST
1993, Universal, 98 min, USA, Dir: John Dahl

When a promised job for Texan Michael (Nicolas Cage) fails to materialize in Wyoming, he is mistaken by Wayne (J.T. Walsh) for the hitman contracted to kill Wayne’s unfaithful wife (Lara Flynn Boyle). Michael takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. But during his getaway, things go very wrong when he runs into the real hitman (Dennis Hopper).


ROUNDERS
1998, Park Circus/Miramax, 118 min, USA, Dir: John Dahl

Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses his money in a poker game against Russian gangster Teddy “KGB” (John Malkovich). Under pressure from his girlfriend (Gretchen Mol), he quits gambling - until his friend, Lester “Worm” Murphy (Edward Norton), gets out of prison and needs to pay off an old debt to Teddy. One of the best poker movies ever made, this underrated gem costars John Turturro, Famke Janssen and Martin Landau.


THE LAST SEDUCTION
1994, Park Circus/ITV, 110 min, UK/USA, Dir: John Dahl

Passion, greed and revenge forge a desperate triangle between Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino), who wants it all; husband Clay (Bill Pullman), a doctor forced to deal drugs to pay off their debt to a violent loan shark; and Mike (Peter Berg), drawn into a steamy affair with Bridget. When Bridget runs off with a cool million in drug money, Clay sends a resourceful private investigator to hunt her down; to keep her fortune, the young woman devises a scheme involving cheating husbands, angry wives, insurance policies and murder.


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