DIRECTOR: DAVID SIEGEL AND SCOTT MCGEHEE
CAST: DENNIS HAYSBERT, MEL HARRIS, SAB SHIMONO, DINA MERRILL, MICHAEL HARRIS
Directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee in conversation with Steven Soderbergh following the film
Lumped in with the then-contemporary “neo-noir” cycle but actually quite unlike anything else on the scene, Siegel and McGehee’s brain-twisting murder mystery in sordid black-and-white widescreen has Dennis Haysbert as the classic fall guy, stricken with amnesia after his near-identical half-brother (Michael Harris) swaps their identities and pins a family murder on him—all this before a plastic surgeon called Renee Descartes (Mel Harris) shows up. A cult item whose advocates include Steven Soderbergh, who will be on hand to plumb the depths of its mysteries with the filmmakers.