The Family Fang
“You’re in a weird place? I got shot in the head with a potato,” Buster Fang (Jason Bateman)
Akin to CHINATOWN, Buster spends a significant proportion of the runtime cranially bandaged. On a magazine assignment, he drunkenly volunteers for a William Tell moment: Replace the crossbow with a homemade potato bazooka and some hillbillies, and the result is a perforated eardrum. The classic gumshoe noir analogy can be stretched further, when his parents go missing attempts are made to unravel the mystery.
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