I watched this movie for the hell of it and I was not let down at all. In fact, I was kind of surprised... By the end of the movie I found myself wanting to watch the "next episode," and of course was bummed out when I realized it was an older movie.
That being said, it's got some cheese too it. I think most of that was just from the time period this movie was created in, but for the most part this is a truly polished gem. Morgan Freeman sings just as he normally does, and this movie seems to be him just playing himself (which is honestly why he's so great, his character adapts anywhere). Jon Cusack will never not look like a serial killer to me, but he plays the part of a want dad, trying to show his son the right path, pretty well.
Honestly though the plot and Morgan Freeman are what prop this movie up. Without them, I could see it being meager, but this was a fun watch!