British person abroad. I have ridden the mighty moon worm!
The actual plot of the movie feels a little rote, particularly the conflict between Cassavetes, Poitier and Jack Warden as the racist supervisor to takes exception to their friendship, but that friendship is dynamite. The scenes of Cassavetes and Poitier hanging out and getting to know each other are fantastic, full of wonderful chemistry and two performers at total ease with each other. Shame that those scenes keep getting interrupted by the story.