Through these different revisions, I'd been twisting my imagination into a veritable pretzel in an attempt to rationalize something unequivocally absurd.
I've never found the movie all that scary, but it's very colorful and entertaining, and, most importantly, clever, with more emphasis on character and plot than one might expect for a genre picture of the early Eighties.
I really miss the days when you could only get movies panned-and-scanned on broadcast television and VHS. This new vertical movie app is the next best thing to a time machine for a super-casual movie watcher like me!"
From my own experience working on Hard Knox, I learned that Robert Conrad was extremely serious about his work, very professional, and had zero tolerance for displays of disrespect on his set.