They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way (1978)

They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way (1978)





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In this broad, occasionally slapstick comedy, Dewey and Wallace (Tim Conway and Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are trying to find out where some thieves have hidden their money. With the help of the governor of their state, they are able to enter the prison where the thieves are incarcerated, posing as convicted criminals in the hopes of getting the information from them. When the governor dies without informing anyone of the ruse, they are trapped in prison, as no one else knows their true identity.
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Tim Conway
as Dewey
Chuck McCann
as Wallace
Dub Taylor
as Gunner
Reni Santoni
as Billy Jo
Ben Jones
as Lugs
Timothy Blake
as Margie Dell
Hank Worden
as Butch
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It had some funny moments, at times it was a little too much slapstick comedy. The ending could of been better too.

Paul Atkinson
Paul Atkinson

[center][img][/img][/center] [color=yellow]Le Petit Soldat (1960, Jean-Luc Godard) *[/color] [color=white]I suppose Godard's cinema verite seemed experimental at the time, but today it is a hopelessly outdated political diatribe. There is a long scene where the actor is spewing this nonsense straight into the camera. I could not wait for this film to end. Rating star solely for the presence of Anna Karina. [/color] [center][img][/img][/center] [center][color=yellow][/color][/center] [color=yellow]My Life To Live (1962, Jean-Luc Godard) **½[/color] [color=white]The camera seems to be in love with Anna, lingering on her for extended periods of time. Godard's trickery, though, is annoying, and detracts from rather than adds to the enjoyment of the film. For example, the opening scene in the cafe, where we only see the backs of heads. It goes on far too long. The framing is unconventional throughout, off center for no apparent reason in places, more backs of heads, the use of mirrors. The other Godard trademarks are all present...the philosophical asides (the big one between Anna and the old man was just not credible, Nana should not care about linguistic philosophy), shaky hand held cameras, the "poetic" narration, characters smoking constantly, fascination with American cars. To me Godard comes off like a cheap Bergman, full of faux philosophical dialogue. His films are not very cinematic, but exhibit an ugly and gaudy amateurism. [/color]

Jerry Killingsworth
Jerry Killingsworth

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