Oct 22, 2005
One of my favourite buried treasures of the 1970's, this wonderful film features David Proval (whom you may remember as one of the four guys in MEAN STREETS, and "The Sopranos") as a mentally-handicapped grocery delivery man who thinks he is Superman. This character-driven movie is full of lovely vignettes, like where he falls in love with a girl at the pastry shop, and those very moving scenes with his tough brother Jamesy (James Andronica, who wrote the script). It is touching and honest. I couldn't believe me eyes when I saw it in a Bravo TV listing last year, and after seeing it again after 20 years, I remembered the movie as though I saw it the week before, so much has this affected me. I'm happy to have a tape of it, but hopefully someone will wise up and put this on DVD (and while they're at, the rest of the movies made by Paul Williams... and no, I don't mean the singer).