May 22, 2011
Note: This commentary was recorded using a PAL (Region 2) DVD.
This film has become synonymous with the word--failure. Many remember it as a notorious box office bomb and also the many, many woes that plagued its long and delayed production. Nevertheless, we believe many people have come to see this movie as very underrated and unfairly judged since its initial release in 1987. "Criminally underrated" is actually a more apt definition. Maybe this movie doesn't succeed on every level but we feel there's a lot of stuff to be admired in it. More of it works than what doesn't and the stuff that does work is pure gold. (The chemistry between Hoffman and Beaty is the highlight.)
In the end its a movie about guy love and pursuing your dreams no matter what it takes.
Sync Point--The black point immediately after the Columbia Logo has faded to black.