I was actually looking forward to seeing this film and purchased the DVD. Not that I was expecting a masterpiece, but considering the interesting cast (William Smith, Carol Lynley and Barbara McNair), a moderately interesting story and the desert locations, I was hoping for an off-beat, independent film. Well, about a third of the way in, I began to have my doubts, and by the end, it became clear that there is nothing to recommend in this low-budget production, which fully deserves to remain in obscurity. The problems are numerous: a simplistic and amateurish script, sloppy editing, poor sound quality and, perhaps worst of all, a non-performance by Matt Dotson as "Otis", the film's catalyst. Considering the quality of the script and direction, I don't want to be too hard on the actors (and it is fun to see the three leads together), but Dotson's emotionally empty performance really has to be seen to be believed. At barely 86 minutes, the film is not a huge waste of your life, but there really is no need to bother... unless you're desperate to see the three leads together.
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