Dec. 3, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST
by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl
One of those rare posters that would make me want to see the movie just from it's tagline and art alone.
Dec. 3, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST
...to ignore these fucking imdb ratings?
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST
"Pha loves Pa!"
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST
He was in Purple Rose Of Cairo and Gilmore Girls! :)
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST
Wasn't he prepping this movie when Sharon Tate was murdered?
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST
Back in Ohio in the 80s, the CBS affiliate for awhile had a 4 o'clock movie every afternoon and this film would pop up there pretty regularly and most of the time we'd watch it. It is a weird film but weird in a really good way.
Dec. 3, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST
Pha WANTS Pa. Now.
Dec. 3, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST
The very definition of cool.
Dec. 3, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST
Yeah, Polanski was supposedly in London looking for locations when Tate was killed. He came back to LA and abandoned the project. <P> Imagine how weird this movie would've been if Polanski had directed it...
Dec. 3, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST
i kept begging my parents to get me a talking dolphin
Dec. 3, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST
Quint, That is too funny. Did a single tear roll down your cheek?
Dec. 3, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST
besides his iconic Patton. What was the movie about a government cover up of a nerve gas leak in a farmland area...Rage, perhaps?
Dec. 3, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST
by Crimson Dynamo
He was in a movie called "Harry's War" that used to run a lot on cable back in the early 80's. He inherits a tank and ends up taking on the IRS - I remember it being a fun movie
Dec. 3, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST
Trivia: both this movie and Altered States are based on the same guy, Dr. John Lilly, who did a lot of experiments trying to communicate with dolphins and going into isolation tanks on LSD and Ketamine. I used to have a High Times magazine with a great interview with him. He said that one time he took ketamine and got in the tank with the dolphins, and they put him into the Dolphin Group Mind, but that freaked him out so bad that they took him out and put him in the Whale Group Mind, which is apparantly mellower.
Dec. 3, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST
That was my response to the unholy glory that is Catwoman - a Parisian, vogue-reading, latex shirt-wearing man's black exploitation movie! It makes no sense, and belongs in a museum just for the improbable physics of it's existence.
Dec. 3, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST
When I first saw it years ago I just couldn't get over the ridiculous nature of the premise. Maybe I took my films to seriously then, because I also hate Bugsy Malone back then and now find it enjoyable. <p> And Skimn is right, George C. Scott has some very interesting 70s movies: The Hospital, The New Centurions, The Formula, Bank Shot, and my two favorites, The Changeling and Hardcore. George C. Scott fest soon Quint!
Dec. 3, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST
This feature has been a welcome addition to all that is "cool". It has been great for rediscovering classics and the not-so-classics. <p>For me it's been a kick in the pants to finally get around to seeing those "I can't believe you haven't seen it" films. Some are on your list (Papillon, The Alamo, Barry Lyndon, Black Sunday) but others too like Dog Day Afternoon, The French Connection (I & II), The Conversation, Network, Falling Down, Diner. Also, there are the films I wasn't familiar with before, but sought out and thoroughly enjoyed them (The Cowboys, Start the Revolution Without Me, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane). <p>Of course, the downside is, this feature has given me MORE films that I think "I gotta see that".
Dec. 3, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST
Yeah, I'm big enough to admit it.
Dec. 3, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST
good job on showing us some great movies, some not so great movies and some I can't belive you haven't seen that movies
Dec. 3, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST
PHA LOVE PA
Dec. 3, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST
Did George C. Scott and Jack Klugman go to the same "Yell your lines" school of acting?
Dec. 3, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST
by Guy Grand
I'm a lowly development exec that unfortunately trolls in the reality show cesspool of the industry. But this film of George's from 1974 demands to be remade soon! Update it to the present. It's just so fucked up. And thought-provoking. Would love to helm that project myself. Anybody want to throw in with me and we go approach Trish Van Devere for the rights?
Dec. 3, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST
I hope this idea doesn't fall into the hands of any wood-be Obama assassins!
Dec. 3, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST
It used to come on every so often on cable when I was a wee lad. I grew up in a small town in wintery Maine, so the exotic locale, the dolphins and the bizarre, soft sci-fi premise made it perfect fodder for my young imagination. I loved it. Saw it again fairly recently, and while I recognized its faults, I still found it enjoyable. And whoever made the suggestion of an Day of the Dolphin / Orca double bill is a fucking genius! I am totally going to put that in the suggestion box at the New Beverly Cinema here in L.A.! Glad you enjoyed this one, Quint. Congrats on hitting this milestone and I'm looking forward to your take on The Sentinel!
Dec. 3, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST
My insane seventh grade English teacher made my class watch Day of the Dolphin. I enjoyed it, especially when the horny dolphin, deprived of his mate, says "PHA WANT BEA NOW".
Dec. 4, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST
When I was a young boy I remember seeing this (1970's) and like Darth mentioned above, I bawled like a lil bitch at the end of this film. Only this movie, Old Yeller, and Brians Song have ever made me cry. Also...Soylent Mean wrote..."I wonder if the Secret Service has a No Dolphin policy for the President." Truth is the opposite as Dolphins have been trained to aid the Secret Service during water-based operations for years. They scout out bombs and divers that arent supposed to be in the specified area.
Dec. 4, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST
by Roger O Thornhil
I saw this movie on a curved cinemascope screen in Dublin when it first came out, and I was suckered by it. "Fa love pa"
Dec. 4, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST
by The Amazing G
for some reason that made me laugh
Dec. 4, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST
Pinnochio gone bad...killer Ents?
Dec. 8, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST
See my comment on Gentleman's Agreement.