MAD DOG AND GLORY
Director: John McNaughton
Feature film | USA | 1993
97 min | Dolby Stereo
38th Hof International Film Festival
Ironically named “Mad Dog” because of his timid nature, Wayne Dobie is an evidence technician in the crime scenes unit of the Chicago Police Force. One day Dobie walks in on a convenience store holdup and inadvertently saves the life of Frank Milo, a local gangster and loan-shark who strikes up a remarkable friendship with the shy, reclusive cop.
Aggressively grateful to Dobie, Milo invites him to his nightclub where the hoodlum moonlights as a stand-up comedian and introduces him to one of his bartenders, Glory, who is working off her brother’s gambling debts by living with the mobster. One day, Glory turns up at Dobie’s house, explaining that Frank is giving her to him for one week as a gift. Initially Dobie wants nothing to do with Glory, but as the week goes on, he realizes he is becoming intensely attracted to her, making for a potentially murderous showdown with Milo.