I bought this film simply because I'm a huge fan of Anthony La Paglia and was expecting some heavy ex-cop movie. But instead, I got at least an hour of great comedy, mostly coming from Mr La Paglia himself. Some of the moments are priceless, like his reaction in a later scene where Keifer's character is banging his head on a cafe table. He really ought to do more comedy stuff.
At the same time, this is a movie about desperation, how your whole life can be taken away from you in one moment and how you will grab at anything to lift you up again. I'm not a big fan of Keifer, but I liked him in this. But, for me, Tony stole the show, despite the dodgy hair!
As this is so reasonably priced, you could do worse than buy this movie for a night in with the TV.