I have always been a big fan of this film. It was sadly underseen and is still sadly underrated.
The film is great and the performances are some of the best work of it's respective cast.
James Caan gives one of his top 3 performanes. My fave of his is Thief, followed by The Godfather, and then this film. His work here is understated and natural. He should have been nominated for an Oscar.
Angelica Huston was wonderful in one of her great roles.
All the supporting roles are perfectly cast and played.
However... the film belongs to James Earl Jones. He gives the performance of his career!
The Academy was ignorant in overlooking his fine work in this film. He commands the screen in every scene he is in.
A great film full of excellent performances and a true overlooked treasure.