|CRIMINAL ACT (director: Mark Byers; screenwriter: Dan Yost; cinematographer: Roxanne di Santo; editor: M. Kathryn Campbell; music: Wayne Coster; cast: Catherine Bach (Pam Weiss), Charlene Dallas (Sharon Fields), Nicholas Guest (Ron Bellard), John Saxon (Herb Tamplin), Cork Hubbert (Slater), Victor Brandt (Lance Bellard), Vic Tayback (The Exterminator); Runtime: 94; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Mark Byers/Dan Yost; Prism; 1989)|
by Dennis Schwartz
Byers ("Tunnels"/"Diggin' Up Business"/"Race,
Religion and Racism") directs this weird crime
film. Dan Yost writes the screenplay.
rat emerges in the toilet of newspaper building where
Pam Weiss (Catherine Bach) and Sharon
Fields (Charlene Dallas) work,
the ladies, an investigative reporter and a
photographer respectively, track it down a tunnel in
the basement that leads into the city's sewer system.
Whar ensues is a wild story of a greedy criminal
real-estate developer killing homeless people so his
properties would become more valuable.
Tayback is the rat exterminator who looks perplexed
when the giant rat promised is a no show..
REVIEWED ON 4/22/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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