Posted on: March 3, 2007
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A bitter and cynical pianist, who dreamed of a concert career but instead ended up playing in smoky dives, decides to hitch to L.A. and reunite with his singer girlfriend. But his plans change after the driver who picks him up suddenly expires. The pianist cannot resist taking the dead man's car, money and identity before continuing on his way. Then he runs into a mysterious woman who somehow knows everything that happened. The cruel and sarcastic femme fatale blackmails him... and assures that his life will never be the same again.
Starring Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake and Edmund MacDonald, Detour was made for just over $100,000 and is now considered a classic of the film noir genre.