I hadn’t seen this movie in a long time. I mean a really long time. It was probably 1985 or 1986 when I saw this. I was probably 8 or 9 years old. I remember being impressed with the movie as a kid but being disappointed with the ending (which thought it was really stupid and lazy). Even as a little kid I thought this. For years I thought Sean Penn was in this. It turns out it is Emilio Estevez. And he is really good.
The movie is definitely a low budget affair. But it makes up for its lack of budget with a pretty well written script and some strong performances. By today’s standards Harry Dean Stanton (pictured) would definitely be nominated for an Oscar for his part.
Other cast members who stood out were Tracey Walter & Sy Richardson. There were no lest than ten laugh-out-loud moments for me. The movie is a strange mix of reality and fantasy. There is heavy violence but also goofy giggles. I still find the ending a little sloppy. They should have cut the scene of them zooming through the city in the car after the car goes into the sky.
Anyway, the movie is funny and entertaining. I give it 85% on the baldy meter.