The ideas that non-Southerners have about the American south don't bear thinking about for too long. It seems that just about everyone in the world has seen Deliverance or one of the Smokey and the Bandit films one time too often. In this film by a Swiss director, all the fears generated by these films become realities for Leighton (Julian Sands), a paranoid English lawyer who has come to the U.S. to do a simple job in Nashville. In only one weekend he experiences a mysterious car chase by people who try to chase him off the road, is jailed briefly, and must appear before a frighteningly peculiar Southern judge (Rod Steiger).
by Clarke Fountain synopsis