"Desire" list. John Savage in his most impressive performance and, at the same time, the most forgotten. One of those silent dramas that industrial north-american cinema was still able to produce in the early eighties, made by an artisan of the same industry, by chance the director of the first "Superman" - and the best so far. Savage is softly intense, with a discreet emotional beauty.
3.5 In gregarious tone and feeling it seems like a film from the 1940s or 50s. John Savage is very good & Diana Scarwid's (Oscar nominated) performance adds considerable depth to the love story. Harold Russell appears in his first role since The Best Years of Our Lives. Is the freeze frame of cast and crew during the credits Richard Donner's way of saying how enjoyable making this was after the gigantism of Superman?