White Sands


R 1992 101 minutes


Red-hot stars ignite the white-hot thriller White Sands, a volatile mix of action and suspense directed by Roger Donaldson (Species) and filmed in and around New Mexico's glistening White Sands National Park. Willem Dafoe plays Sheriff Ray Dolezal, a small-town lawman in big-time trouble. To untangle a mystery, he assumes the identity of a murdered FBI agent and goes undercover inside a global crime ring. This precarious new life steers him toward a sinister weapons runner (Mickey Rourke), an FBI sting operative (Samuel L. Jackson) and a mysterious woman of means (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). The swirling twists of White Sands make for grade-A escapist entertainment (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview).