Three things you need to know about this movie, and why it is awesome:
1) Its the best film of the career of Harry Dean Stanton
2) Its the best punk rock movie of the 80's
3) "A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, "plate," or "shrimp," or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness."
Further reading: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-weirdest-things-you-never-knew-about-the-making-of-1673079559