Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James was a bullying, verbally and physically abusive husband. His wife Joyce has, on a number of occasions, expressed her intention to kill him. One night when all three are at the fair, Joyce has a row with James, and Cynthia helps James back to the van. But later he was found dead...
Saw this again for our "Watch This" feature (the theme: less heralded Bruce Willis movies), under the expectation that my reservations 22 years ago would be all cleared up because Alan Rudolph. Ended up having a more mixed reaction that I wanted for a recommendation feature: The Bayonne working-class characters are way too broadly drawn and we spend most of Demi Moore's feature-length interrogation waiting for the other shoe to drop. On the other hand, the Rudolph magic does take hold eventually, as the gaps in Moore's story start to widen and we get a Rashomon-like study of the nature of truth.