Willem Dafoe, William L. Petersen, John Turturro, Dean Stockwell. A fast-paced thriller about a Secret Service agent who stops at nothing to apprehend a counterfeiter. Directed by William Friedkin. 1985/color/114 min/R/widescreen.
The DVD debut delivers a pristine print and excellent sound for this harried 1985 film; director William Friedkin tells us there has never been a better print of his film after he and technicians worked on the DVD. Friedkin talks up a storm on his commentary track, but everything you need to know is in the excellent 30-minute making-of short that covers all the bases very nicely. The alternate ending, which was filmed under protest, is a hoot to watch, and was correctly jettisoned. --Doug Thomas