Synopsis by Buzz McClain
The troubled marital relationship between failed screenwriter Howard (Mel Jackson) and his comely wife Debbie (Mari Marrow) gets stressed even further when a sexy stranger named Silk (Mekhi Phifer) arrives at the door of their middle-class suburban home. Silk's car has broken down, it seems, and he needs to use the telephone. Howard goes back to work on the patio with his partners, and as they hammer out pages of Howard's latest script, Debbie and her significantly single, wisecracking friend Tammy (Malinda Williams) find Silk an interesting diversion. Before long, though, it's Debbie who is nude in the hot tub with Silk -- while Howard watches, bound and gagged from a kitchen window. As it happens, Silk is a deranged fugitive wanted for murder, and suddenly the household has been taken hostage. As the body count rises, not all is as it seems.
hostage, kidnapping, marital-problems, neighbor, stranger, writer, screenwriter