Dec. 31, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST
From Australia and New Zealand at least.
Dec. 31, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST
I have less than 15 hours to go.
Dec. 31, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST
by Major Hockshtetter
This was a pay cable staple for a while back in the mid to late 80's and I tried to catch it every time it was on. Everything about it, screenplay and performance-wise, is perfect. As you said, the filmmaking is pretty standard but it was directed, I believe, by a TV director, hence its pedestrian trappings. But my God, have you ever seen our culture skewered better? I love the wedding ceremony prayer... "you-ness.... me-ness... we-ness"
Dec. 31, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
by greigy just wanted to say
Apart for the hysterical and pompous "I've chosed HD-DVD and here's why" debacle (or was that 2007) the movie a day column has been by far the best read in 2008. Sincerely appreciated man, keep it up.
Dec. 31, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
on some indy channel several years ago and my reaction was "Why the hell haven't I heard of this before???" Great quirky time capsule of a movie, if anything for Christopher Lee's unexpected turn at the end.
Dec. 31, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST
by Goon Bighead
that eventually became the book by Cyra McFadden. Pissed off a lot of people in Marin County.
Dec. 31, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST
Adding this to my Netflix Q
Dec. 31, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST
by Pope Flick
...you are remiss in one of the funniest pieces of dialogue if you don't mention it. Boy: "In a sane society a sane man appears insane." Mull: "I like that, where'd you hear that?" Boy: "Star Trek." Mull: "God I miss that show." Although the fact that it's just after his breakdown at a funeral makes it all the funnier. A lost classic, nicely found.
Dec. 31, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST
...just wanted to say, i second that assessment. best. thing. on aicn. EVER!<p> and especially because it does recapture lost demi-classics like this. ms. weld has never been more fetching and yeah, chris lee TOTALLY owns ("pwns?" no...OWNS!!!!) this film ("we are NOT pansies!!"). looking forward to more exegetic reflections in the '09. <p>peace, y'all
Dec. 31, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST
I know, because I lived in Mill Valley during that time. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see the movie in the theatre when it came out, since my parents wouldn't let me see R-rated movies... although my dad went. (Yeah, we were one of the few square families living in Mill Valley.) But when I finally caught this years later, I both laughed and cringed. You're right... the filmmaking technique is TV-grade, but the look of the period and the attitude of the characters is exactly the way I remember it. But then, Mill Valley was the kind of place where a 13-year old like me could read The Joy of Gay Sex in a local bookstore without anyone else raising an eyebrow. Even the Hare Krishnas dancing outside were considered normal.
Dec. 31, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST
comedy go-to-guy, and Martin Mull is doing voice overs for food wrap. Hope his paintings are still selling.
Dec. 31, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST
Dec. 31, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST
by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World
Can't see em all dumbfuck
Dec. 31, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST
I will try and locate "serial" sounds a bit like"semi-tough" The Best performance that Burt Reynolds ever gave ! anyway you have my favourite. Comedy of all time coming your way you lucky lucky bastard. Enjoy I hope.
Dec. 31, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST
Mostly because of how it used to be playing constantly on cable and TV when I was growing up. I always considered this movie ubiquitous. <p> In fact, the only good joke in the movie PCU is when the guy writes an essay on how there is always a Gene Hackman or Michael Caine movie playing at any time, and uses "A Bridge Too Far" as his final argument.
Dec. 31, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
I won't watch this. I just never cared for the guy.
Dec. 31, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST
Cinemax used to show this a lot in the early to mid 80s, me and my friends watched it everytime it was on. I was in love with Sally Kellerman. Martin Mull was great, and I agree, it's a shame we don't see him more stuff, but I don't think he ever got into the Hollywood bullshit.
Dec. 31, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
In every freakin' movie...they sort of just hang there. Has she ever worn a bra? What a woman!
Jan. 1, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
Singer-songwriter, surrealist pop artist, actor, commercial spokesperson. Multi-talented renaissance jack of all trades - amazing that acting was his third career.
Jan. 2, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST
by Leafar the Lost
I haven't checked their respective film careers, so Mull may have been in a film with Bacon. The guy, Mull, has been in a lot of movies and TV, and he could be invisible for all I care. He will soon be appearing in S&M, hardcore porn.