Some thrillers make the mind race. Some keep the heart hammering. Sean Connery plays a Harvard Law professor who reopens a murder investigation based on an allegation that a confession was coerced by a maverick lawman. On the surface, it seems a straight-ahead case of the prisoner's guilt or innocence. But nothing really lies on the surface of this mystery climaxing in the Florida swamplands. Expect the unexpected.
The Name Of The Rose:
Based on Umberto Eco's award-winning bestseller, The Name of the Rose is a chilling tale of dark deeds and murderous mayhem within the shadowy cloisters and forbidding battlements of a 14th-century Italian medieval monastery. One monk has fallen to his death. Or was he pushed? Another is discovered in a vat of pig's blood. The lifeless body of a third is found in his bath. Is it the work of the Devil or some more earthly assassin? Using his uncanny powers of deduction, Brother William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) vows to unravel the mystery with the help of his young novice (Christian Slater). But he has a rival who is also determined to discover the truth - the Catholic Inquisitor; a man of God who uses instruments of the Devil to torture and torment his suspects…
Marshal W.T. O'Niel is assigned to a mining colony on Io, one of Jupiter's moons. During his tenure miners are dying - usually violently. When the marshal investigates he discovers the one thing all the deaths have in common is a lethal amphetamine-type drug, which allows the miners to work continuously for days at a time until they become "burned out" and expire. O'Niel follows the trail of the dealers, which leads to the man overseeing the colony. Now O'Niel must watch his back at every turn, as those who seek to protect their income begin targeting him…
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