di·lem·ma / diˈlemə/ • n. a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, esp. equally undesirable ones: the people often face the dilemma of feeding themselves or their cattle. ∎ inf. a difficult situation or problem: the insoluble dilemma of adolescence. ∎ Logic an argument forcing an opponent to choose either of two unfavorable alternatives.
Dilemma ★★½ 1997
On Death Row, Rudy Salazar (Trejo) volunteers to be a bone-marrow donor to a sick child. LAPD detective Quin (Howell) realizes that it's a set-up for an escape and he's right. Then the cops have to catch Salazar again, but they can't kill him without sacrificing the kid. 87m/C DVD . C. Thomas Howell, Danny Trejo, Sofia Shinas; D: Eric Larsen; W: Ira Israel, Chuck Conaway; C: Mark Melville; M: Albritton McClain.