Jim Caviezel stars in
Highwaymen, the unofficial companion piece to Robert Harmon's cult
classic, The Hitcher. Rennie Cray (Caviezel) is a broken man
following the murderous exploits of another broken man, Fargo (Colm
Feore). Caught in the middle of this personal vendetta is Fargo's
latest pretty, but scarred target, Molly (Rhona Mitra). Meanwhile,
a State Traffic Investigator named Macklin (Frankie Faison), is
trying to piece together the nature of this particular cat and
mouse game between Cray and Fargo.
It's a loud, furious thriller where cars get mangled and destroyed
because two men are way past the point of being able to "hug it
out". In this commentary, I talk about the importance of rhythm and
pacing in a thriller, balancing the ratio between action set pieces
and character back story, all the while getting the most out of
your sound mixing and editing. As is usually the case, please
listen for my preemptive countdown before starting your DVD.
NOTE: This is a Region 2 disc, so there might be a slight
synchronization issue for those of you with Stateside DVDs.
However, this looks to be a simple port of the American release, so
perhaps playback will run at the same speeds. Please let me know if
this is not the case.