China Moon features Madeleine Stowe as a woman imprisoned in a loveless marriage to an abusive and adulterous man (Charles Dance). Turning to a lonely and straight-arrow detective (Ed Harris) for help, she draws him into a slow dance with danger and death. Soon he enters a twilight zone where all the old markers are down. Director John Bailey lifts this film noir a cut above other thrillers and draws out fine performances from the two leads.