Unsuccessful writer Newton decides to kill himself, but changes his mind when he finds a dead man in the woods and switches identities with him. Unfortunately, the deceased had something in his coat pocket that others are willing to kill for.
Watchable but ludicrous film, with an interesting but occassionally over the top performance from Newton. An abruptly dumb ending where it seems the filmmakers got bored (or more likely had enough film in the can) sinks it, but it has its moments.
Note: The credits spell Newton's character as "Franklin," but all the newspapers in the film spell it "Franklyn."