|The Drifter (1988) is a third rate
thriller staring Kim Delaney as a successful women's fashion designer
with an attorney boyfriend who picks up hitch-hiker Miles O'Keeffe on
her way home from a business trip, and ends up sleeping with him.
wanted a one-night stand, and he wants more. She begins to panic when
he finds her home and her work, and wants to keep seeing her. If I go
any further with the plot, it would be a spoiler. The good news is
that there are plot twists. The bad news is that the story line is so
muddled, they won't surprise you.
|Kim Delaney shows her breasts
in a dark motel scene with O'Keefe, and in a well lit bed
scene with her boyfriend
| As a matter of fact, you won't even
||Scoop's note: this film stars Timothy
Bottoms, who is now best known as the uncanny lookalike George W Bush
on "That's My Bush".
His career had a great start with The
Last Picture Show, but there were many dry years afterwards.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it a bottom-feeding 4.4
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, I will
score this a C-
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