Drama: A private detective finds
his method of professional
objectivity threatened when he
begins to fall for a woman
involved in his latest
Gregory Stark (RYAN O'NEAL) is a
Portland timber tycoon with two
big problems. He's lost the keys
to his safety deposit box and
he's fallen prey to a blackmailer
to whom he's already paid several
large sums of money.
Not knowing what else to do, he
hires Daryl Zero (BILL PULLMAN),
the best private detective money
can buy...he's also a social
oddball who is afraid to leave
his home when not working.
He also never meets any of his
clients, instead he has them go
through his front-man, Steve Arlo
(BEN STILLER). Stark gives Arlo
little to work with regarding the
case, and Arlo in turn delivers
the scant information to Zero.
Believing that observation and
personal detachment are the most
important keys to solving a case,
Zero heads off to watch Stark and
begin collecting clues.
Gloria Sullivan (KIM DICKENS), a
mysterious paramedic, picks up
the blackmail payment. Zero
begins to lose his objectivity as
he slowly starts to fall in love
with her. As he begins to close
in on the circumstances of the
case, Zero soon learns the sordid
details behind it all while
trying to remain as objective as
Sullivan gets away with the
money. Zero eats tuna fish from
the can and awaits his next case.
WHAT EVERYONE WILL BE
This guy (Bill Pullman)
is the same guy who played the
President in Independence Day?