The Gold Trumpet : i can definitely understand your dislike for Gallo's character....he is an asshole. i don't think the point of the story was, for you to all of a sudden like him, at the end.
i think the point was that assholes are that way for a reason. it's not a decision that someone makes one day..... "i'm going to be an asshole from now on." people are shaped by tragic events they have no control over (like a father killing your childhood puppy, like a mother that hardley knows you exist, etc..). to me Buff. 66 just showed that ....here's an asshole who, after knowing his history, we might understand why he is the way he is. we don't have to feel sorry for him...i don't think the film even attempts to do that. but we can at least see that his character is trying his best with what he has to work with.