Everything about this film felt completely authentic. I loved the energy of it. Some of the nightclub scenes dragged on for way too long, but from what I understand Cassavetes cut a lot of that out for his director's cut two years later.
Watched for English class. Good for the most part but some of the acting just felt too much like acting. Dustin Hoffman is super over the top in this and does a ludicrous amount of finger pointing, but is sometimes realistic. I also don't really buy John Malkovich as someone who could have been a college football player. As it is a TV movie, the camera work and sets are obviously not up to par with other great films of its time.