In this thriller, a couple goes outside the law to secure a transplant for their terminally ill child. Dermot Mulroney takes the lead role, as the father who travels to Mexico, spending most of the movie frantically trying to track down the illegal organ transplanting doctor. A strong supporting cast includes Diane Kruger as the mother, Sam Shepard, Vincent Perez and Rosanna Arquette.
So why did this movie not get a proper cinema release? It's treatment of the material is uncompromising and unsentimental, especially the ending, which will shock many viewers. Despite good production values, good storytelling and a strong cast I suspect it was a bit too challenging for mainstream US audiences. However, it is worth seeking out for viewers who can look beyond the latest blockbuster cinema releases.