July 18, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST
by Magic Rat
the Robin Williams part could have been played by anyone. I also think you're giving Williams a hard time on his recent comedies. Yeah, they've been pretty bad, but that's more to do with him being around so long he's done basically all he can do in comedy movies. What comedic actor stays funny in movies for more than 20 years anyway? At least the guy has potential in dramas.
July 18, 2008, 11:43 p.m. CST
Williams is hilarious in that movie.
July 18, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST
Glad to see some appreciation for one of Hollywood's more obscure (and actually uber-talented) beauties. <3
July 18, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST
by The Funketeer
If only to see Stevie and Dick Dale playing together for a few seconds. Cadillac Man, however, was a turd. I also find it insane that you haven't seen Meatballs yet. What red blooded American male didn't watch that movie a million times when they were in Jr. High?
July 19, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST
i had forgotten about it...but it's a great movie!
July 19, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST
Seriously. That guy in cinematic cyanide. I won't watch anything with him in it anymore.
July 19, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST
with Let it Ride. I fuckin LUUUURVE Let it Ride. Oh, and Rainbow Randolph does rule all.
July 19, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST
July 19, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST
I'm Rainbow FUCKIN' Randolph!
July 19, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST
July 19, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
are not to topless pics of Fran Drescher and therefore are of no relevance to me.
July 19, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST
That's about 250mg of the finest Columbian Snow he could get, with a heroin chaser on top...
July 19, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST
rare poster... that being said, had to relog in to te show my appreciation for this column!! have loved how youve rediscovered many of my favorite classics (often wondering HOW you couldve missed that one?!?!?!) but i see MEATBALLS coming up, seriously, how have you not seen that?!?!?!? I first saw it at a drive-in when it came out with 2 or 3 other tenny bopper comedies...it is the suff of legend and often fills out my 'Top #' lists when I'm short a spot....I hope you love it I look forward to the column, until then I leave you with this...are you ready for the summer?
July 19, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST
the he bites fran's ass.. <P> and I too had / have a thing for lori petty. <P> sideboob in point break!
July 19, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST
July 19, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST
Like NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYan ks before me, I had a VHS of this years back and think its an ace little film. First watched it as a kid on late night TV and laughed my ass off - doesn't recommended enough in my opinion.
July 19, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST
Whatever he did it made him funny. Long live artists and (controlled) drug use, I say.
July 19, 2008, 2:52 a.m. CST
OOWW shit i think i burned my balls
July 19, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST
<br> <p align="center">Gib <br> During the first Gemini mission some thought was actually given to the notion of sending up a man and a woman together. <br> <br> Woman <br> Really? <br> <br> Gib <br> Uh huh. <br> A cosmic Adam and Eve if you will. Bound together in a highly sophisticated nerve center at the head of the largest, most powerful rocket yet known. It's giant thrusters blasting into the dark void. As they hurtle toward their final destination, the gushing wellspring of life itself... <br> How would you like to have a sexual encounter so intense it could conceivably change your political views? <br> <br> A man walks in during their conversation and leans in toward the woman. <br> <br> Man <br> Would you like to dance. <br> <br> Woman <br> Yes. Please. <br> <br> The woman walks off with the other man. <br> <br> Gib <br> I'll take that as a no. <br> <br> Can't believe "The Sure Thing" is 23 years ago... man where does the time go. Sorry I jumped ahead of time into the Sure Thing TB. But I used love that movie. Still holds up for an 80's "college/teen" film. <br> Can't wait till your write up for that.
July 19, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST
by felt pelt
The phrasing of "I will not abandon you" still sticks in my head decades later.
July 19, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST
Robin Williams is like Eddie Murphy. They both did raunchy comedy for years and they have gone about as far as they can with it. Besides, when comedians reach a certain age, that sort of thing is creepy rather than funny. They both had to move into other fare in recent years. </p> Jim Carrey has taken note with many of the roles he has chosen since Ace Ventura.
July 19, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST
I fell asleep for like 5 minutes near the beginning and when I was nudged back to full-alert I spent the rest of the film with literally no idea what was going on. Bored the arse off me. I should probably watch it again, but the memories keep me away, so I'll be interested to see what you have to say, Quint, just remember - constant vigilence.
July 19, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST
I mean really, it has Robin Williams - What are the odds it's going to suck? I saw it in the theater in 1990 and was cpmpletely non-plussed.
July 19, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST
Don't want to oversell it, but it was good.
July 19, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST
But I remember not liking this movie very much, I do remember liking the beginning, when he tries to sell a car to the widow at her husband's funeral.
July 19, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
It's absolutely hilarious and a great example of near-one set comedy.
July 19, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST
July 19, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST
Funniest thing when I saw Howard The Duck wasn't even in the movie. I went with my brother and some friends. At the movies my brother would always buy Lemonheads. So we're watching and the scene comes on where Lea Thompson walks on wearing this hot little nightie. All of a sudden I just hear the clatter of Lemonheads hitting the floor. Sort of summed up the slackjawed (or for my brother slack armed) reaction we all had to that nightie. But the Lemonheads shifted us all into just laughing our heads off.
July 19, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST
by Elliot Cowan
I never studied for my exams. I went to the movies instead. I distinctly remember going to see this and maybe Willow on the same day. I always enjoyed it, although I haven't seen it for um...nearly 18 years or so...
July 19, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST
So at least he got to be in one successful movie in 1986!
July 19, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST
Excuse me, I have to go kick the shit out of somebody
July 19, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
God, that fucker has made EVERY kind of movie imaginable.
July 20, 2008, 4:12 a.m. CST
He just doesn't seem to be trying anymore. If there's a silver lining, he did finally sign up for a project that at least based on description seems funny as hell. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i19d596a15ffa6001cb2919089ba7f74c
July 20, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST
"The Best of Times", with Robin Williams and Kurt Russell; and then after that, "Used Cars" with Kurt Russell.
July 20, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST
happened to direct a decent (if not clearly good) SF/horror film, doesn't make it akin to Howard The Duck all of a sudden. The guy is a hack, but one's gotta admit when he put some effort, balls and talent in a movie. <p> I can't believe I'm defending this assclown... But yeah, you could've found much worse 90's sci-fi shit to make your point. How about the 5th element? Or Sphere?
July 21, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST
I agree. "I will not abandon you! I will NOT abandon you!" still strikes me as ridiculously funny. "Cadillac Man" is "Dog Day Afternoon's" spunky little brother.
July 21, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST
They wake up one day and realize they have little children.