Paul Newman was said to "thunder profanities" whenever anyone mentioned this movie in his presence.
I'll always remember him as the really interesting and charismatic actor from some of my favorite feature films of the 1970s and 1980s (and into the late 1990s, for that matter).
When I first saw the movie thirty-some years ago, I didn't pick up on just how cocky and pigheaded Cruise's character was.
A nihilistic, pointless, and ultimately forgettable oddity. I would easily categorize this as an anti-audience Western.