John 'The Duke' Wayne is a police lieutenant determined to track down the gang of drug-dealers responsible for the murder of two other officers. An obvious attempt to cash in on the success of another cowboy hero, turned vigilante-cop, this stale effort suffers from a bland script and disappointingly little action. Wayne does his best with what he's giving, but evidently he just wasn't that lucky.
James Coburn's character at an outdoor restuarant scene. Donald Sutherland's spec-less character making a big mistake getting caught on the ridge of a grassy few-tree hill and of cause Steve McQueen's character with his heroic motor-bike escapade through enemy occupied countryside for an attempt for freedom. Boy it shows one segment of an escaping character to the next. Some makes it to freedom, some don't. This film is well acted and superbly directed. Among my top ten all-time list regardless of genre.
One of the best werewolf movies ever made, full of dark humor and gory thrills including one of the grittiest human/werewolf transformation scenes in cinematic history! This movie is really fun to watch, and if you are seeing it for the first time you will be shocked at some of the things you see. Great performances from the cast, and an excellent script make this a truly memorable and wild experience
Though I'm sure not many people have heard of this flick, I would argue that it stands as the single best of all of Charlton Heston's performances on screen. He fully inhabits the title role and plays it with an understated realism rarely seen in the rest of his work. The character of Will Penny is no larger-than-life epic hero, he's just a man with a man's failings, and Heston beautifully conveys Penny's awkwardness and fear of commitment as well as his strength and courage. Heston was never better.
Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria!
Reviewed by CoolerKing for Ghostbusters at 2008-04-07 10:58:44
Might be the most quotable movies ever. This movie took the summer special effects blockbuster and showed what would happen if you put in into the hands of the smartest comedy writers in town. Total classic.
Old gags still fly in Airplane!
Reviewed by PeanutButterJellyTime for Airplane! at 2008-03-10 13:58:38
Yes, it released in 1980... but the sight gags and wacky humor are still a lot of fun to watch. (Not that you'd want to tell your friends that it's on your faves list.) Airplane! probably paved the way for the Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell comedies we enjoy these days. Barbara Billingsley's cameo appearance is legendary.