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The Longshot (1986)





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Comic veterans Harvey Korman, Anne Meara, Jack Weston and Tim Conway (who also wrote the script), co-star in this tale of four luckless gamblers who in desperation borrow a large sum for a local loanshark so they can bet on a particular horse. Unfortunately, they bet on the wrong nag and suddenly the foursome must scramble around for quick cash before the loanshark's thugs show up for some bruising payback. Mike Nichols executive produced.

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Tim Conway
as Dooley
Ted Wass
as Stump
Brad Trumbull
as Track Cop
Pat Li
as Ono
Dave Johnson
as Track Announcer
Dick Enberg
as Radio Announcer
Frank Bonner
as Realtor
Benny Baker
as Mr. Hooper
Yvonne del Walker
as Mrs. Hooper
as Toby
as Cashier
Stella Stevens
as Nicki Dixon
Ted Bolczak
as Cab Driver
Brad Logan
as Doorman
Ben Baker
as Mr. Hooper
Eddie Deezen
as Parking Attendant
Gregory Wolf
as Bell Captain
Don Draper
as Desk Clerk
Maria Korman
as Assistant Clerk
Mickey Elliott
as Receptionist
Kelly Conway
as Program Seller
James Bacon
as Track Usher
Nick Dimitri
as Track Cop
Buckley Norris
as Man in Stands
Pat Kehoe
as Man at Jail
Pat Studstill
as Jail Cop
Tom Finnegan
as Desk Cop
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"Hey, you got a nipple."-Lou (Harvey Korman) In utter words: a sucker. From witty to goofy, this comedy is strong, like stag. Huge fan of Pual Bartel. "What would you rather have, two good beers or four cheap ones and spend the whole night taking a leak?"-Dooley (Tim Conway)

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[center][color=yellow][img][/img][/color][/center] [color=yellow]3/23 Il Posto (1961, Ermanno Olmi) ****[/color] [color=yellow][color=white]Excellent neorealist work. Will be searching out all available Olmi films on DVD.[/color] 3/24 Band of Outsiders (1964, Jean-Luc Godard) *** [color=#ffffff]Infamous dance scene (the "Madison" according to Karina interview on the disc) was actually quite absurd. A shaky first film for my viewing of the Godard oeuvre. [/color] 3/25 Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino) ***½ [color=#ffffff]The Godard influence was so blatant I had to give it a rewatch. I liked it much better than previous viewings, maybe because I was not so impressed by Godard, and Tarantino seemed to take his ideas much further. [/color] 3/26 Battle of Britain (1969, Guy Hamilton) **½ [color=white]Mindless war film, potentially exciting aerial sequences spoiled by poor effects (flame outs in particular).[/color] 3/27 The Longshot (1985, Paul Bartel) *½ [color=white]Tim Conway and Harvey Korman vehicle falters with too many toilet jokes. [/color] [center][img][/img][/center] 3/27 Ganja & Hess (1973, Bill Gunn) *** [color=white]Highly anticipated film somewhat of a disappointment. Dreamlike imagery interspersed with long gaps of poorly shot, documentary-like interludes with wooden acting. More of the former and less of the latter would have resulted in a 4 star film. [/color] 3/28 They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978, Edward Montagne and Stuart E. McGowan) *½ [color=white]Should have learned my lesson with the previous Conway film.[/color] 3/28 Prophecy (1979, John Frankenheimer) *** [color=white]Sentimental favorite first seen theatrically. Although the mutant bear effects border on the ridiculous, film still manages a scare. Studio set pieces remind me of Hammer productions. [/color] 3/29 Breathless (1960, Jean-Luc Godard) **½ [color=white]Very disappointing film that supposedly is a classic. Film revolves around unlikable characters who try way, way too hard to be "cool". It seems the director makes the same mistake.[/color] 3/30 Underneath (1995, Steven Soderbergh) *** [/color][color=white]Finally a surprisingly good film. Soderbergh's low key style may not be for all tastes, but fits in with mine perfectly. I liked the use of colored glass to filter many of the shots. [/color] [center][img][/img][/center]

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