The leap in quality for this one is amazing. I suppose that is the fate of the b-movie director, as good as he was he couldn’t completely transcend the story/cast/budget he was stuck with. I love touches like the recurring store front windows, reminding Bart of his past.
A movie that was probably much more impactful if you had seen it when it came out since this kind of self-indicting story has become very vogue. It was still a lot of fun though. Lewis is a great example at how good direction can save not amazing source material. The camera moves and staging are very economical and when you start to realize there are only like 4 sets in the whole movie it gets even more impressive.