Cinema: Out to Lunch

WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK, RED RYDER

Directed by Milton Katselas

Screenplay by Mark Medoff

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder is an orgy for masochists. For two hours the audience is trapped with a collection of loathsome people who take turns showering one another with verbal and physical abuse. It would be nice to say that there is some brilliant point to the repulsive goings-on, but none ever presents itself.

The movie has been adapted by Mark Medoff from his own 1973 off-Broadway play. Like so many well-made American dramas, it is a long day's...

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