After spending much of my life in various phases of the media, I have to say this script nailed it. I loved it, and thought the actors chosen for the final version did a terrific job. I'm still looking for a DVD version.
did the character \'Buddy\'make the final cut? no, I don\'t think it did, not in a major way at any rate.
interesting! it sure humanizes Tom, maybe that\'s why it was left out or cut down. maybe a good call. good screenplay!