this is an extremely frustrating film. overall, i like it - a lot. i saw the original 98 minute cut first, and recently saw the 88 minute version. they are two different films, basically. a lot of moods and tones are changed radically, and even though the 88 minute version is tighter in a lot of good ways, it's missing a lot. i think archer is bang-on in everthing except his editing, which is sloppy in both cuts.