Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Numerous plot holes give a bumpy ride to this flawed crime drama about a prisoner who breaks out of jail in order to hand over some hidden, stolen money to his friend and partner in crime, who is dying. The prisoner escapes with the help of three gangsters who take him to a hide-out where an attractive prostitute, the "woman" of the leader, clearly takes an interest in him. The two soon develop a desire for each other and run away from the hide-out together. Through these escapades and those to follow, illogical actions undermine the story and the motivations of the characters -- for example, the fugitive's photo is repeatedly shown on television, yet he goes out into the city as though no one had a TV set to see his picture. Replacement director José Martinéz Suárez could not take the story or the action past the limitations of the script, even when eliciting fairly good performances from the actors.
captive, captor, escape, friendship, gangster, loot, love, on-the-run, partner, prison, terminal-illness