The amazingly relevant filmmaker you've never heard of stopped by our FAKE CRITERION office for an interview and a trip inside our closet.
Interesting concept. Good cast. Unsatisfying downer of an ending. Not a great movie, but, inexplicably, it's become one of my favorites.
Released in early 1977 to little fanfare. Savaged by reviewers. I enjoyed it, though.
Released on June 22nd, 1984, on 677 screens. Competition? Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, The Karate Kid. Y'know, other small-scale character dramas.
Released in August 1984, barely. Remains another of HBO's made-for-theaters motion pictures languishing in bare-bones DVD limbo.
Supposedly the movie's been banished to DVD/Blu-ray limbo due to...wait for it...music licensing issues.