Taylor Mendon (Broderick) is a television writer and producer who has had trouble with recreational drugs, alcoholic binges, and gambling. When his 20-year-old niece Amanda (Snow) moves to Las Vegas and becomes a prostitute with a substance-abuse problem, Taylor's wife Lorraine (Tierney) offers to pay for her rehab in a Malibu clinic. But the trouble is how to get Amanda from Vegas to the clinic. Taylor decides to mollify his wife for some of his recent gambling transgressions and offers to go to Vegas to collect the girl. Finding Amanda and getting her to agree to treatment is easier said than done, all the while poor Taylor is finding his resolve not to drink or gamble while in sin city waning. (Stacey Pendry)
While the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD can deliver sharp images, there are overly soft scenes throughout. Black levels are low, but near-black shadows are crushed. Fleshtones have a pink hue and colors are slightly desaturated. Edge enhancement is minor enough to not be a distraction, but there are times when compression artifacts are noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)
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