I have to agree with this reviewer. This movie just drags on and on and on and on. I would not show this movie to someone who is contemplating suicide (aka the oriental military man who hanged himself in Airplane! while listening to Ted Striker's monologue about his miserable life).
The characters are all uninteresting and sound as if they are just reading their lines. John Savage, once a very handsome actor in the 70's, looks like he hasn't gotten a good night's sleep in weeks. I mean, he just looks haggard, and it's kind of sad to see him like this. Stephen Bauer looks like, sounds like and comes across like a low class street hustler who you don't want to be around. He doesn't even have any of the charm of a typical corrupt politician/mafioso that make films with gangsters interesting.
Sally Kirkland makes a meaningless appearance around the middle of the movie, and unless you saw her name in the opening credits and were watching for her you wouldn't recognize her.
The main character is not very interesting at all. One of the most glaring inconsistencies in the movie is the funeral, about 3/4 of the way through the movie, of the town's mayor. This makes no sense at all. The mayor had, unless my memory fails me, absolutely no role at all in the movie until the town shows up for her funeral; the funeral has nothing at all to do with the miserable plot, and we are not told how she died or why. It's pointless, like the rest of this awful film.
This isn't even a good "bad" film like some of the cult classics from the 50's. It's totally horrible, like drinking too much on a weekend in High School and getting violently sick afterwards. There's no other metaphor that I can think of to describe this film.