is a 1990 action thriller film
, directed by Kathryn Bigelow
, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis
, Ron Silver
and Clancy Brown
Megan Turner (Curtis) is a rookie New York City policewoman who shoots and kills a suspect (Tom Sizemore
) with her police-issue .38 Special Smith & Wesson Model 10
revolver while he's holding up a neighborhood market. The suspect's .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29
revolver lands on the floor of the market in the shopping area as the suspect is blown backward through the front window.
As she continues to the checkout area, Turner nearly steps on the suspect's gun directly in front of Eugene Hunt (Silver), a commodities trader, who is also a latent psychopath. Hunt takes the gun and slips away, committing several bloody and brutal murders over the next few days using the gun. Because the robber's weapon was not found at the scene, Turner is accused of killing an unarmed man.
While the officer attempts to clear her name with Chief Hoyt and her superiors, Hunt begins to romance the suspended Turner in a twisted love fetish. Turner arrests him but he is freed by his attorney, Mel Dawson, and continues to stalk Turner at her family home, an uncomfortable place where Turner remembers her mother being physically abused by her dad.
The story follows Turner as she fights to keep her badge and solve the murders with the help of Detective Nick Mann (Clancy Brown
), while trying to figure out her relationship with a killer.
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