The Drifter (1999) from Tuna

The Drifter (1988) is a third rate thriller staring Kim Delaney as a successful women's fashion designer with an attorney boyfriend who picks up hitch-hiker Miles O'Keeffe on her way home from a business trip, and ends up sleeping with him. 
She wanted a one-night stand, and he wants more. She begins to panic when he finds her home and her work, and wants to keep seeing her. If I go any further with the plot, it would be a spoiler. The good news is that there are plot twists. The bad news is that the story line is so muddled, they won't surprise you. 


Kim Delaney shows her breasts in a dark motel scene with O'Keefe, and in a well lit bed scene with her boyfriend
 As a matter of fact, you won't even care.

DVD info from Amazon.

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Scoop's note: this film stars Timothy Bottoms, who is now best known as the uncanny lookalike George W Bush on "That's My Bush".

His career had a great start with The Last Picture Show, but there were many dry years afterwards.

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 2.5/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it a bottom-feeding 4.4 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description,  I will score this a C-

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