Ryder Hart

Created by Chip Walter

RYDER HART is a burned-out Los Angeles private eye who's been beaten down by life in Sunset Grill, a straight-to-video thriller from 1993 that seemed to be a mainstay in VHS format in videostores of the era.

They certainly didn't skimp on plot with this one. Hart, played by Peter "RoboCop" Weller who looks like he sleeps in a dumpster, is investigating his estranged wife's brutal murder with the aid of her current lover, an LAPD cop, but that soon leads them to a series of grisly killings involving albino assassins, human traffickers, suicidal in-laws, corporate malfeeasance, kinky tycoons and other assorted nastiness and plotlines that I wouldn't want to spoil here.

It's a wallow, that's for sure.


  • SUNSET GRILL.. Buy the DVD
    (1993, New Line Cinema)
    1 hour, 44 minutes
    Story by Chip Walter
    Screenplay by Marcus Wright and Faruque Ahmed
    Directed by Kevin O'Connor
    Starring Peter Weller as RYDER HART
    Also starring Lori Singer, Stacy Keach, John Rhys-Davis, Alexandra Paul

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