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Burt Reynolds stars in this action epic from writer William Goldman ("Misery," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") as Mex, a tough Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling problem, hired by a wealthy milquetoast (Peter MacNicol) to instruct him the ways of self-defense. Trouble comes in the form of a spoiled Mafia kingpin's son, who seeks revenge for a brutal beating Mex delivered to a fellow gangster. Karen Young and Howard Hesseman costar.

Screenplay by: William Goldman

Novel by: William Goldman

Directed by: Dick Richards

Directed by: Jerry Jameson

Duration: 102 mins

Genre: Action

Advisories: Rape, Adult Language, Adult Content, Violence

Rating: R

Audio Format: English/Spanish

Video Format: HDTV, Closed Captioning