The Woman Chaser [VHS]
Patrick Warburton (David Putty in "Seinfied") stars as Richard Hudsonm, an inveterate woman-chaser and gifted used car salesman in this black comedy. Hudson is a delusional, con-artist, psychopath with a pimp's understanding of the ways in which women and men are most vulnerable and he justifies his seductions and actions with a highly perverse logic. The film follows Hudson from one delusion and ultimate failure to another, never once learning from his mistakes nor feeling any sense of remorse. Warburton is excellent in the title role, using his deadpan style one minute, and his sense of comedy and drama the next. He is very convincing as the multi-baggaged Hudson. Warburton's Hudson takes an opportunity that presents itself wheather it makes sense or not such as his seduction of his fragile-minded step-sister, his obessions with his own mother, his "use" of his step-father and his corrupt, obscene temptation and seduction of the Salvation Army Captain, undermining her good work for the basest of desires. By the end of the film, one doesn't like Warburton's Hudson but one can't not watch him. Warburton's performance makes this film.