White Sands

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A suicide found in the desert with 500,000 dollars cash stuffed in a briefcase makes Sheriff Ray Dolezal (Willem Dafoe) curious. What was the dead man up to? Sensing that if he follows the money, he'll find crime at the end of the trail, Dolezal assumes his identity. He soon discovers the dead man was a paid informant for an FBI agent (Samuel L. Jackson) trailing an arms dealer (Mickey Rourke) who works with an intermediary (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Dolezal begins to suspect that he's being set up to take a big fall when the money is stolen from him and the dead man's girlfriend (Maura Tierney, in an early role) gets killed after she tells him that her beau had a partner in a scheme to steal the money from the FBI. Will his enemies discover his real identity? Will the FBI agent turn on him? Will he get back the money?

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  • Sep 04, 2019
    This was an interesting take on the mid budgeted thriller story, and it does work at times. Rourke is essentially a name here and only shows up at varying moments to service the storyline. Dafoe is excellent as normal, but he can only service a story so far and his overall arc isn't earth shattering. High concept 90s films were a dime a dozen and this had a lot of talent behind it. It isn't the worst, but the absurdity of the storyline grows too much by the end. 04/09/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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