This film was previewed at the Cary Grant Theater at the Sony Studios (former MGM). When a certain scene was played involving poodles, much of the audience left. The producer was a wuss and the film was never released- nor was it properly edited, especially the scoring.
It was intended to be a 'black comedy' to play at midnight to a John Waters kind of audience.
This is a salvaged copy I had that I cut on my Mac. The original 35mm elements are locked in a cave in the desert by a film archive storage company. If I could get them out I'd do a clean edit and score it.
Burt Young, Lainie Kazan, Brad Dourif and the rest of the cast did a credible job. Dr. Timothy Leary was a real pleasure to work with and had some amazing stories. Burt wanted to kill the D.P. because he was sooooo slow and pretty much trashed our shooting schedule and eliminated any chance for decent camera moves and close-ups. This lack of pace also stole the humor from the scenes. Ah well, you win some, you lose some. This coulda, woulda been an ok film- but it may be worth a look as piece of indie film wreckage...

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