Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Directed by John Ridley
Genres - Crime | Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Road Movie | Release Date - Nov 7, 1997 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 96 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This crime film, in the tradition of Bonnie and Clyde, is the directorial debut of writer John Ridley, scripter of Oliver Stone's U Turn. The neo-noir tale begins as Jude (Kelly Lynch) and Ned (David Caruso) attempt a getaway with $250,000 worth of stolen diamonds, leaving three dead back at the jewelry store. Ned is captured, makes an escape, and is in the process of tracking Jude when he makes the mistake of picking up hitchhiker Bec (Stacey Dash). Bec talks on about the sexual abuse she received from her alcoholic father and then pulls a gun on Ned, who manages to disarm her. Other characters, including a grifter known as T (Chris Noth) and a fence named Cokebottles (Pruitt Taylor Vince of Heavy), surface before different double-crosses lead to the final road rendezvous.
double-cross, getaway, hitchhiker, jewel-robbery, on-the-run, rendezvous