Directed by: Yurek Bogayevicz
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Annabel Schofield, Anthony Michael
Also known as: Seducció mortal, Exodos kindynou, Vörös köd, Uscita di sicurezza, Osaczony
In this follow up to Mickey Rourke’s erotic performances in “Wild Orchid” and “9 & 1/2 Weeks,” prominent Beverly Hills psychiatrist, Ed Altman (Rourke), moves to Palm Springs, California after being accused of sexual misconduct which resulted in a patient’s suicide. Fortunately, his beautiful attorney, Kate Harris (Carre Otis), is able to get the charges dropped. Kate, who loves him, hopes that now that the charges have been dropped, she and Altman can have a romantic relationship. Her hopes are dashed, when she learns that he is having sex with another woman, the gorgeous, dangerous, and very seductive Ally Mercer (Annabele Schofield). However, Ally’s husband shows up in Altman’s office and accuses him of having sex with his wife. It turns out the the man who represented himself to be Kate’s husband, Nick, is an impostor, and Ally’s lover.
One night Alley calls Altman on the telephone saying that her husband has just tried to rape her. When Altman hears a shot over the telephone, he, unaware of the deception, comes to Ally’s home to protect her only to discover her real husband face down on the floor covered with blood, murdered. Blood-spattered Ally is also at the scene and admits killing him. Altman soon discovers that has been set up to make it appear as though he is the murderer and that Ally and Nick have disappeared. When the police arrest him, Altman once again calls on Kate Harris. Now, Altman must prove his innocence.
“Exit in Red ” came just at the period of Rourke’s career when he was deeply depressed, had a bout with alcoholism, and almost left the movie industry, entirely. Occasionally, though Rourke would still make a picture, including “Exit in Red.”
Exit in Red