Many may assume that is Liza Minnelli and Dionne Warwick who provide the diva power in 1987’s ridiculously fun crime caper Rent-a-Cop. In actuality, the truly extravagant team up of this flick occurs between acclaimed character actors James Remar and Richard Masur. Here, Masur is a crooked former cop on the take while Remar is a twisted assassin. Of course, Remar’s Dancer also just happens to be a former summer stock hoofer turned deadly ballroom instructor.
Masur, of course, is best known to terror freaks as the frightened, incredibly damaged Stanley in the original television version of It and as Clark in John Carpenter’s beloved remake of The Thing. Remar meanwhile has amassed such horror film credits as Hellraiser: Inferno, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Fatal Charm, Night Visions and many others.
The two here play a classic dance of cat and mouse with one of their more evocative sequences occurring when Masur’s Roger confronts a sweaty, post workout Dancer. In this moment, Masur’s affable every man contrasts perfectly with Remar’s more mysterious qualities.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!