This great movie is about a double-cross. The character Crunch Calhoun (played by Kurt Russell) wants to get even with his brother Nicky Calhoun (played by Matt Dillon) for ratting him out and causing him to go to jail for almost six years. Nicky is so self-serving that he believes that he has the ability to set up his brother up once again, even when he was actually responsible for sending his brother to jail to avoid doing time himself.
Nicky pretends to have his older brother Crunch's interest in hand but conspires to use him as a pawn in his game to steal and re-sell fake copies of major art works as part of his con game. His brother Crunch seemingly goes along with everything that is part of Nicky ‘s plan to use him once again but to Nicky's surprise everything he does is actually used against him.
The valuable art work is stolen, but which one? And who actually did it and who sells the fake replicas to rabid collectors who don't mind acquiring stolen art? At first it is Nicky's game but in the end his brother Crunch trumps his efforts and finally gets revenge for being sent to prison for so many years by his brother.
Best part of story, including ending:
The surprise ending of this movie is spectacular.
Best scene in story:
When the old guy - the character Uncle Paddy (played by Kenneth Welsh) sexually ravishes a woman who is an art expert. It is great to see intense sex scenes between elders.
Opinion about the main character:
Kurt Russell's character appears to be a complete loser, but in the end he turns the tables completely around and emerges as the victor in a way that is legendary.
allen on 9/14/2014 7:44:36 PM says: The ending, they should have just ripped him off, taking the painting, leaving him with nothing and the guy he ripped off getting him instead, nicky deserved better than the joint, he would do a lot more than a nickel, closer to 20,