Very rare 70\'s film from director Jack Starrett (Slaughter, Cleopatra Jones, Race With the Devil). From a grey-market dvd-r. Source is pretty rough - cleaned it up a bit; AR is a bit funky, but that is due to the source also. Made this rip about a year ago, and it\'s not up to my current standards but I\'m not going to re-rip it. With Ken Howard (White Shadow) and Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard, Die Hard 2) and the great Anthony Zerbe. Obviously, Stephen King totally ripped off the basic premise for Misery.
Having just buried her relative, a lonely and unstable Native American Indian woman (Bonny Bedelia) becomes infatuated with a handsome city fellow (Ken \"The White Shadow\" Howard) who picks her up hitchhiking on a barren stretch of New Mexico highway. She lures him back to her shack deep in the desert and keeps him there by first airing his tires and then by other nefarious methods. Into this scene of domestic bliss roars a dangerously demented biker and they both find themselves dominated and tormented by him...
\"A virtual three person show with Bedelia and Howard on screen for virtually the entire running time (Anthony Zerbe shows is the 3rd main actor, though his part is much smaller). The odd perverse atmosphere helps a lot, but there is little in the way of action or psychological insight. Bedelia is not altogether convincing as a Native American, but she truly carries the film with her portrait of a deeply disturbed young woman. At times, the script doesn\'t seem consistent as to whether Rosalie is totally naive, or whether she is merely cunning. With some things, she appears to have NO understanding of the wider world, but at other times, she keeps up with the well bred Virgil. The twist ending works on one level, but carries little meaning.
Considering that the indie film was originally distributed by 20th Century Fox and that all three of the stars are name actors, it remains a \"strange\" mystery why this film seems to have vanished. Perhaps, Rosalie\'s ultimate vengeance?\" - Author: Joe Stemme (gortx) from United States (IMDB)
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