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Movie, Movie [Blu-ray] [1978]

  • SKU: 31079339
  • Release Date: 06/28/2016
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

    Special Features


    • On camera interviews with stars Harry Hamlin, Barry Bostwick and Kathleen Beller

    Synopsis


    Movie, Movie
    This spoof of a "typical" double-feature bill of the 1930s is introduced by George Burns, who explains that we're about to see two classic films produced by the legendary Warren Brothers. The first, "Dynamite Fists," is a black-and-white takeoff of such boxing dramas as Golden Boy. Harry Hamlin plays a John Garfield-like pugilist who is brought along by a tough-but-lovable fight promoter George C. Scott. Nasty gangster Eli Wallach attempts to compromise Hamlin by offering him the delectable Trish VanDevere, but Hamlin proves loyal to Scott. When Scott is killed by Wallach, Hamlin vows to become an attorney and bring the murderer to justice -- which he does in the space of one year. Along the way, Hamlin's gangster brother-in-law secures an eye operation for his nearly blind sister Kathleen Beller (whose bump-in-the-wall myopia is good for several laughs). After "Dynamite Fists," we are treated to a coming-attractions trailer for a Dawn Patrol-style aviation epic, again starring George C. Scott. The last segment, "Blansky's Beauties of 1933," is an all-stops-out Technicolor lampoon of Busby Berkeley musicals. Told by doctor Art Carney that he is dying, Broadway impresario Blansky (George C. Scott again) determines to produce one last spectacular show before the curtain goes down for good. The highlights in "Blansky's Beauties" are too numerous to mention here: memorable bits include composer Barry Bostwick's rooftop number, and the opening dialogue exchange between Carney and Scott (told that he has a month to live, Scott philosophically replies that at least he has 30 days left -- whereupon Carney dolefully reminds his patient that it's February). An additional sequence, parodying the Republic serials of the era, was filmed for Movie, Movie but cut from the final release print. Michael Kidd, who plays "Pop Popchick" in "Dynamite Fists," handled the choreography in "Blansky's Beauties." On the videocassette version of Movie, Movie, "Dynamite Fists" has been reprocessed in color. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • George C. Scott
      George C. Scott - Gloves Malloy/Spats Baxter
    • Barbara Harris
      Barbara Harris - Trixie Lane
    • Eli Wallach
      Eli Wallach - Vince Marlowe/Pop
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      Trish VanDevere - Betsy McGuire/Isobel Stuart
    • Red Buttons
      Red Buttons - Peanuts/Jinks Murphy



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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic

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      Francis
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great jokes, splendid writing & most of the cast doing double duty in 2 very different movies, hence the movie title. Weakest cast link was Harry Hamlin, but it was his first flick. Cerebral funny with an intro by George Burns.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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