Di Lello spent about a year writing the screenplay which he says later mostly came from his imagination, with minimal research; he later did research and found it corresponded with what he had written.
The script seems extremely contrived, and clichÃ©s abound, all of which makes the gratuitous car crashes and explosions totally predictable.
Elmo's Fire, Short Circuit also with Badham and High Art in an Independent Spirit Award-winning performance.
Los Angeles Times 2 Apr 1983: g1.
He pleaded no contest to charges that he assaulted his neighbor in an argument that escalated to a physical confrontation.
But you will get good reviews.