I purchased this DVD from 1993 because I enjoyed Paul Schrader's recent movies e.g. First Reformed and The Card Reader.
This film showed its age, with its period NYC scenes and pulsing music.
The character Willem Dafoe played hardly made one either love or hate, just a meek small time drug
seller who had difficulty sleeping.
His failed relationship with his former girlfriend neither induced any sympathy.
While Dafoe remains engaging, the minor drug queen played by Susan Sarandon seems wrongly cast.
Sarandon is too 'elegant' and 'proper' for the role to make her believable.
The former girlfriend played by Dana Delaney was not well cast either.
Delaney was too level-headed to be believable that she would fall back to taking drugs again after a long abstinence.
Overall, a not very well written, cast and directed film by Schrader.