By People Staff
February 20, 1978 12:00 PM

This strange, sick film provides yet another vehicle for Harvey Keitel, who seems to be everywhere (The Duellists, as well as Blue Collar) these days. Based on his work here, one can’t help but wonder why. Keitel plays an aspiring concert pianist (get the title now?) who becomes inextricably involved in shady gangland dealings. He delineates his deeply disturbed character with lots of nervous energy and very little substance. The gritty Manhattan locations and Tisa Farrow, Mia’s younger sister, are the only redeeming aspects of this otherwise pointless and nasty movie. (R)