In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon Nick's loyalties are put to the test when he begins an affair with restaurateur Jo Ann -- a love interest of Mac's -- unwittingly leading his friend into a police-orchestrated trap.
- Year: 1988
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Thriller, Crime, Romance
- Studio: Cinema City Films, The Mount Company, Warner Bros. Pictures
- Keyword: drug dealer, restaurant owner, woman between two men, cop, organized crime, best friend, los angeles, california, drug lord, seaside town, best friends, best friends on opposite sides
- Director: Robert Towne
- Cast: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raúl Juliá, J.T. Walsh, Arliss Howard