The main plot, that of an assassin softened by an innocent being, has been done a number of times before, but the movie remains fresh nevertheless. One thing of note is the sexual relationship between a young black guy and an elderly white lady, something I don't remember portrayed in movies before.

The movie is pretty much weird, with the sort of direction I haven't seen before. It didn't see much distribution, and I only watched it because I deeply enjoyed the director's later work, Precious.