This film takes an unflinching look at a head-on collision between two completely incompatible factions of American society, and like fire and gasoline the results are explosive. Scott's performance in the film is raw and visceral, his frustration and anguish is palpable. This is Paul Schrader's second film as a director after having written Scorsese's Taxi Driver 3 years earlier. The two films share a gritty quality and bleak outlook.
This film is available on DVD. It's remained obscure most likely because of its subject matter which still remains taboo. The television trailer for it is above, uploaded to YouTube by robatsea2009.
Obscurity factor: 8 (largely unknown, available on DVD)