Co-scripted with Eric Red, Kathryn Bigelow’s canny response to the muscular male action films of the ’80s is an unnerving erotic thriller in which tomboyish policewoman (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a crazed Wall Street trader turned serial killer (Ron Silver).
Using horror movie tropes and bursts of violence against a blue-hazed cityscape, Bigelow plays with conventional gender roles alongside the fetishised, phallus-like motifs that commonly populate the genre.
With Louise Fletcher.
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