Paul Newman was said to "thunder profanities" whenever anyone mentioned this movie in his presence.
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.