Alligator Eyes (1990)

Genres - Thriller  |   Release Date - Nov 9, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Three of life's losers stage a reunion early in the proceedings of Alligator Eyes. Renewing their long-standing friendship are alcoholic Roger Kabler, his self-defeating pal Allen McCullough, and McCullough's blind former girlfriend Annabelle Larsen. The trio goes on a cross-country trip, reminiscing on their wasted lives as they journey from town to town. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the film becomes a revenge tale, with Larsen searching for her parents' murderers. Then we segue into a series of "sexual manipulation" scenes, apparently orchestrated by unscrupulous psychiatrist John MacKay. Needless to say, the critics were crazy about Alligator Eyes; audiences, confused by the film's abrupt mood swings, were less enthusiastic.



alcoholism, battle-of-the-sexes, blindness [physical], feminism, handicap, hitchhiker, hostage, killing, on-the-road, psychoanalysis, reunion, revenge, romance, seduction, theme-park, vacation