"Sometimes life is hard on the small things"
H.I. is your typical good bad guy. You know...the ones that rob the
stores repeatedly with unloaded guns. Hookers with a heart of gold.
That old chestnut.
Well...H.I. has been through the clink many
times and each time he falls more and more in love with the prison
guard/line up photographer. Her name is Edwina and she gives our young
rebel something to live for. When in love in prison H.I. realizes the
walls are just a little tighter, the inmates a little uglier, and your
sentence a little more like forever. On the day of H.I.'s release he
walks straight into the prison line up room and proposes to Edwina.
This was one of my favorite parts of the movie. I'm not a big fan of
Cage but I loved him in this role. The evolution between him and Holly
Hunter was hilarious as he gets arrested over and over again. One of my
favorite scenes is when H.I. finds out she is crying because her
finance left her. As the cops drag him back to his sell he yells
defensively for Hunter...
After marriage the
couple moves into the "salad years" of their life. Enjoying their new
company, watching the sun set, and even H.I. working a steady machine
job. But soon things begin to crumble as the lovers try to have a child.