Okay so I finally caught up with this, the only Donald Cammel film I hadn't seen. I'd always put it off because my DVD states its the chopped 90 minute version, but upon actually watching it, its the 110 minute director's cut. Walken is the greatest part of this film, a real unhinged, crazy performance that puts 90's Nicholas Cage to shame.
Upon watching it tho, this film feels partially like the inspiration for Tommy Wiseau's The Room:
- Long black haired successful businessman whose banking work is vague + never shown on-screen
- His wife betrays him
- His "best friend" betrays him
- Long sex scenes that don't really add much to the narrative
- All of the action takes place within his apartment
Yes I'm joking when I say that, but these 2 films would make a hilarious double feature.