1981 **1/2 105 mins.

Oliver Stone's second feature film is a major disappointment. I had wanted to see it for so long, and when I finally watched it, I didn't enjoy it all that much. It had some creepy moments, and it was very atmospheric. The plot was too by-the-numbers, though, and very predictable. There wasn't a twist or turn I didn't see coming, and Michael Caine feels very awkward in the lead role. Caine plays a comic writer who loses his hand in a freak accident. The hand is never found, though, and it begins murdering people.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Rated R.

Michael Caine + Andrea Marcovicci

Screenplay by
Oliver Stone

Based Upon the Novel "The Lizard's Tail" by
Marc Brandel

Directed by
Oliver Stone


Motion Pictures