Story: Give up three years of their lives or give up the life of their friend. They have eight days to decide.
Three friends share an exciting vacation in Malaysia, full of fun, drinks, women and hash. When the vacation is over, each have dreams of continuing their lives, and they all go their separate ways. One of them, Lewis, remains on the tropical paradise to fulfill a dream of working with apes for research. Two years later, a female Lawyer comes to New York and hunts down the other two friends to give some sad news. A few days after they left the island, police raided their camp and found amazingly large quantities of hash left about. Phoenix was still residing there, so he had to take the blame. He is set to be put to death in 8 days, and the only way the charges can be decreased is if the two friends come back to paradise and take their share of the responsibilty. If they do, they both will spend three years in prison. If only one does, he will spend six years behind bars...
Director: Joseph Ruben (The Good Son, Sleeping with the Enemy)
Cast: Vince Vaughn (Sheriff), Joaquin (Lewis), Anne Heche (Beth), David Conrad.
Screenwriters: Pierre Jolivet, and O Schatzky.
Release Dates: August 14, 1998.
Filming Locations: Thailand, New Jersey, China.
Box Office Information: $8,288,513 million.
Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller.