However, The Banker is never as good as its central idea indeed, as the title character, Duncan Regehr is never actually shown ever conducting the films titular profession. Instead, the film uninterestingly winds its way through the run of the psycho/slasher film cliches, all peppered with a requisite amount of gratuitous nudity, to finally arrive at a predictable end. The film trades most of these possibilities for routine subplots dealing with Shanna Reeds tv campaign and a mundane police procedural. The film has its occasionally amusing moments at one point, Jeff Conaway is caught while being pursued by Duncan Regehr, begs for a second chance and is given the opportunity to recite the names of the Seven Dwarves, but gets it wrong and is blown up by an incendiary crossbow bolt but the rest is disappointingly mundane.
Robert Forster gives an atypically dogged and tired performance as the pursuing detective. Duncan Regehr, a prize over-actor at the best of times, regrettably turns the polish of the business-suit into a role that comes out more like a camp Rambo.
With a worthwhile script and most certainly a better director attached to it, this is a film that could have been as ingenious as The Stepfather (1987). A better version of the same idea was conducted in American Psycho (2000).
Director William Webb is mostly known for low-budget action films. He also directed one other psycho film Party Line (1989).
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