- Starring: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld
- Summary: Newly released from a mental institution, arsonist Dennis Pitt, seeks a new life for himself in a charming Massachusetts town. And when he meets Sue Ann Stepanek, a beautiful all-American cheerleader, he decides to impress her by posing as a CIA agent. His false persona is seductive to Sue Ann, and in fact, her innocence begins to fade as she becomes more and more enthralled with Pitt's tales of violence. Ultimately, the cheerleader and the ex-convict become a duo capable of doing anything to get what they want - even murder - in this exciting psychological drama with exceptional acting and an explosive ending you won't want to miss! (20th Century Fox)… Expand
- Director: Noel Black
- Genre(s): Thriller, Comedy, Romance, Crime
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The movie's big joke is that Sue Ann turns out to be the potent, sociopathic one; for once, Perkins is out-psychoed by an honor-roll student who worries she'll be late for hygiene class.
Once the story takes a murderous turn, things quickly fall apart. Too many perfunctory side characters, such as Dennis's clueless parole officer, dilute any sense of tension; the bargain-basement visuals-all overlit interiors and unmotivated zooms-never rise above the luridly cheap; and hoo-boy, those final scenes.
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