Saw it three times in the theater. Bought the DVD and have watched it, I don’t know, maybe 30 times. I am still unable to skip any televised showing. I know every one of those characters. I lived, quite eerily, when I was in the army, the scene where we (they) ran out of the bar and leaving our white ‘dates’ behind in the clutches some very angry Black patrons. Loved this treatment too.