The two reasons the film doesn't get five stars is:
1) it's obviously the set up for a series that never happened, which, dramatically, leaves it a little limp.
2) there isn't really an ending. There's a stunt sequence and then it kind of ends. (Apparently that was a budget thing.)
Apart from that, I think the film is a joy. And I think, now that Mr. Fred Ward has passed, it's time to dive into this fun bit of…