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Blind Eye Jones

Posted on 08/27/2011 9:19:25 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones

Does anybody remember a teen movie from the early 70s about two kids hitching up, one involved in a robbery with a gun, a car and maybe Steve Miller music (like Take The Money And Run or The Joker). It was a B or C movie and looked colorful (Hawaii or California). It might have also had the word Rose in it. If anybody can remember that far back and remember the movie title -- you are truly amazing!


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1 posted on 08/27/2011 9:19:26 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Blind Eye Jones

I need more of a plot on knowing the flix. What was it about?


2 posted on 08/27/2011 9:23:04 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Blind Eye Jones

Aloha Bobby and Rose

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073941/

I own the DVD. Was better in memory than on re-watching, but you might like it.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 9:24:02 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377

That is it. Good catch there dude.


4 posted on 08/27/2011 9:26:23 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Thanks for posting but I think Darkwolf377 got it.


5 posted on 08/27/2011 9:27:10 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Blind Eye Jones

He got it dead on.


6 posted on 08/27/2011 9:30:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I dig 70’s crime films—they weren’t afraid to be miserable.

As far as revisiting these flicks I saw back then, Vanishing Point is now one of my favorites. If you like this genre you might enjoy it.


7 posted on 08/27/2011 9:31:24 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377

Thanks! That was incredibly quick. I never watched it back then but for some reason remembered the trailer. And why do I want to remember the title now! It is too weird. Anyway, thanks again.


8 posted on 08/27/2011 9:33:26 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Darkwolf377
I dig 70’s crime films—they weren’t afraid to be miserable. As far as revisiting these flicks I saw back then, Vanishing Point is now one of my favorites. If you like this genre you might enjoy it.

You smoke pot, right?

Say, I was wondering, can you cite your tagline?

9 posted on 08/27/2011 9:34:11 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Blind Eye Jones

You’re welcome. I remember when it came on the ABC late movie and that dude who used to say “On The Looooove Boat!” said “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” all low and threatening, so you knew it was gonna be one miserable crime flick! :D


10 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:03 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377
Bobby and Rose, two youngsters who are in love, have to run away from home when they are falsely accused to have committed a robbery and an assassination.

Yikes! I falsely accuse imdb to have commited severe manglement of the english grammar!

Anyway, never hoid of it.

11 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:57 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Darkwolf377

Impressive, Darkwolf.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 9:36:12 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Darkwolf377; Lazlo in PA; Blind Eye Jones

Ah! But for my generation it would have been “The Legend of Billie Jean” in ‘85 or “Pump up the Volume” in ‘89.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089470/

Had a hit Pat Benatar song out of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejUG-N8STfM


13 posted on 08/27/2011 9:36:31 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: the invisib1e hand
You smoke pot, right?

No.

Say, I was wondering, can you cite your tagline

Lots of sources, look it up.

14 posted on 08/27/2011 9:37:42 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: dr_lew

IMDB has caused my brain to ache with some of their write-ups. Unfortunately, until someone makes something better, we’re stuck with it. I just double-check when I’m doing research.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 9:39:13 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377
Was better in memory than on re-watching...

Sadly, this was exactly my own experience with Goofy's Cavalcade of Sports.

16 posted on 08/27/2011 9:39:57 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: sinanju

I remember both of those flicks, though I was 20 in ‘85. The Rebel Teen is one of the most common Hollywood fixtures, and one of the toughest to pull off effectively.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 9:44:35 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377

I liked the movie “Vanishing Point”, along with “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry”, and “Two Lane Blacktop”. Vanishing Point was released in 1971 I think, the same year I was born. The take the money and run car-chase movies from that gernre were awsome.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 9:47:19 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Darkwolf377

The Rebel Teen movie would be easier when set in unfree settings. Remember ‘91’s “Swing Kids”? Jazz-obsessed teens in Hitler’s Germany?


19 posted on 08/27/2011 9:51:38 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Blind Eye Jones
There was also one where the towns kids trapped the parents in the school building. All the kids did a lot of drugs, and were unruly It was made in the 70’s. I was a kid when I saw it and thought wow this is way out of line showing kids in this nature. I am curious what the name of that movie is now though.
20 posted on 08/27/2011 9:54:45 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Darkwolf377

How about the Doberman Gang?


21 posted on 08/27/2011 10:02:24 PM PDT by djwright (2012 The White House Gets Another Coat Of Shellac)
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To: Blind Eye Jones

who was in it?


22 posted on 08/27/2011 10:04:15 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: sinanju
Ha! I started to read your post and immediately thought Pat Benatar before I read farther on down!
23 posted on 08/27/2011 10:05:10 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: political1

“Over the Edge” 1979:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ereen__ld8g

“New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, save for a rec center - which closes at 6 PM. The parents, in their zeal to attract industry to their town, have all but neglected their children. As a result, the kids begin to create their own entertainment, which involves vandalism, theft, and general hooliganism. During an incident when one of the kids brandishes an unloaded gun at town cop Ed Doberman, he is shot and killed. When the parents gather the next night to discuss the killing and the level of lawlessness among the youth, they soon find out that their kids have had all they can take.”

In which we first meet Matt Dillon and Vince Spano.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 10:11:35 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju

That’s it, Wow! Thank you.


25 posted on 08/27/2011 10:16:06 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Darkwolf377

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.

The only thing in the flick that affected me was when that beautiful Charger got smashed.

Didn’t much care what happened to either of them.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 10:40:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: djwright

Got all 3 of ‘em.

What a surprise, eh?

:)


27 posted on 08/27/2011 10:42:20 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: sinanju

Oh, geez, I remember those. Actually, Pump Up the Volume is where I first heard Leonard Cohen, so it’s of value to me.


28 posted on 08/27/2011 10:42:59 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Darkwolf377; MacMattico; political1

Let’s not forget 1980’s cult classic “Times Square”.

Two runaway thirteen year-old girls from opposite sides of the tracks escape from a psychiatric treatment center and set up in the seedy demimonde of pre-Giuliani NYC. A DJ gives them an outlet to make music and start a subversive riot-grrl-style underground teen movement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YzK4X8OAgU&feature=related

The double-album “Times Square” soundtrack has got to be one for the ages. I wore out two copies. The musical lineup was a slice of history, rock-n-roll tour de force. All the cutting-edge artistes (New Wave, Punk,etc.) were well represented.

Now, I’m not one of the ones who are going to wax sentimental about bad old Times Square—having seen it for myself in all it’s ugliness—or speculate about the toned-down lesbian subtext in the movie, but I do know I got a blast out of it, and the still-young Tim Curry was hot as hell as the rebel DJ.


29 posted on 08/27/2011 10:44:14 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Darkwolf377

I’m afraid to ever watch Fight Club again, because I loved it so much the first time, I’m sure I’ll be let down and think “I liked this??”


30 posted on 08/27/2011 10:44:21 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

They should have dusted off the song for the Russian gangster movie “Eastern Promises” 2007.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765443/

It was the mandolin that did it for me.


31 posted on 08/27/2011 10:46:25 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Blind Eye Jones

Give me a good Arch Hall Jr. movie,,,, and I’m happy.. Hot rods and Fenders,,, YEAH!


32 posted on 08/27/2011 10:54:11 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Salamander
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. The only thing in the flick that affected me was when that beautiful Charger got smashed. Didn’t much care what happened to either of them.

What interested me about the movie is that it was filmed close to where I live. I used to drive through those Walnut groves with my friends when I was in HS. The groves are all gone now, or at least most of them are, when the old trees quit bearing the farmers cut down the trees and sold them for fire wood and never replanted.

33 posted on 08/27/2011 11:13:22 PM PDT by calex59
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To: sinanju

Those movies got nothin’ on any movie with “One Tin Soldier” in the soundtrack.


34 posted on 08/27/2011 11:14:22 PM PDT by Defiant (We are governed by the Oboehner party.)
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To: sinanju

Vaguely I do remember that movie, but I never reaized it had Tim Curry in it.

The bad old days of NYC,I was there, fun to remember, but hopefully never to return.


35 posted on 08/27/2011 11:36:28 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: sinanju

I was working in a record store in the early 80’s and that damned Times Square album got played so many times it took years to forget—thanks for reminding me! :(


36 posted on 08/27/2011 11:43:39 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Salamander

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry was one of the most important moviegoing experiences of my young life. I am certainly not defending this as a film, merely saying we can’t choose how we will be impacted by things as kids who can’t tell outselves “Well this is junk and I can’t really be feeling something for this.”

But the ending blew my mind.

I saw this on DVD a few years back and didn’t even get to the ending, I was so bored. But it still really got to me back then.


37 posted on 08/27/2011 11:45:44 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: factoryrat

I finally caught up with Two-Lane Blacktop on latenight TV back in the eighties and thought I’d die of boredom. But I watched the Criterion version a couple years ago and now I own it. Rudolph Wurlitzer has a weird imagination, and we need that.

Another 70’s flick that really impressed me was The Friends of Eddie Coyle. (It’s filmed in Boston, where I live now, and literally down the street from where I grew up as a kid in suburbia.)


38 posted on 08/27/2011 11:48:03 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is one of those flicks that when it comes on, no matter where it is in the movie, I stop and watch it to the end. Like Race With the Devil. Why does Peter Fonda always wind up dying at the end of so many of his movies? 92 in the Shade, and Easy Rider, too!


39 posted on 08/27/2011 11:56:22 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I think Pope John Paul II said that


40 posted on 08/28/2011 12:05:28 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: boop

Race With the Devil is one of those movies that no one ever seems to talk about, but which everyone of my generation has seen and remembers it.


41 posted on 08/28/2011 1:48:15 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377

I feel the same way about “Gargoyles”.

Scared me silly when I was young.

I watched it a couple months ago and was bored stupid halfway through.

I found myself rooting for the monsters, this time.

I never get tired of Donnie Darko, though.

Seriously trick flick.

:)


42 posted on 08/28/2011 1:57:12 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Vanishing point was a classic


43 posted on 08/28/2011 2:14:25 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: sinanju
LMAO!

Opposite side of the tracks... Psychiatric center.... 80’s NYC... punk/new Wave....

The ingredients of a cinematic masterpiece!

44 posted on 08/28/2011 2:52:29 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Salamander

I really liked Donnie Darko, but shut it off halfway through the second time. Strange, because I was REALLY bowled over by the first one.

If you’re really adventurous, take a look at an ultra-ultra cheapie called Primer. I think it was made for $10,000 (no, I’m not kidding) and at least at one point it had a website up discussing the science involved. I wish more people would see it, because with no special effects at all it managed to be a real mind-expander of a scifi flick.

In terms of 70’s flicks I finally caught up to Idaho Transfer, directed by Peter Fonda. Other than having one of the very worst endings of any movie I’ve ever seen it is a great time travel movie that isn’t an action movie, but a slow descent into—well, you’ll have to see it. It’s another example of how a sf movie about ideas can be more powerful than a boatload of effects.


45 posted on 08/28/2011 2:54:54 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: calex59
when the old trees quit bearing the farmers cut down the trees and sold them for fire wood and never replanted.

Considering what walnut lumber costs, that there was some really expensive firewood!

46 posted on 08/28/2011 3:43:32 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Defiant

“Those movies got nothin’ on any movie with “One Tin Soldier” in the soundtrack.”

Billy Jack?!!!

Ah, the Vet turned vigilante genre of the early ‘70s. My HS boyfriend loved those movies. I sat through all of them, several times over.


47 posted on 08/28/2011 4:21:47 AM PDT by ProfoundBabe ("Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other." - OW Holmes)
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To: Sherman Logan

We are talking back in the 70s and 80s. The firewood was expensive, it also is even better than oak for burning.


48 posted on 08/28/2011 5:02:51 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Salamander
The only thing in the flick that affected me was when that beautiful Charger got smashed.

Didn’t much care what happened to either of them.

You too, huh?

CC

49 posted on 08/28/2011 5:09:36 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: sinanju; ProfoundBabe; Darkwolf377; Defiant

>>> Let’s not forget 1980’s cult classic “Times Square”.

Times Square was a wonderful film and spectacular soundtrack. The opening credits with Robin Johnson walking though Times Square, and then playing guitar along with the theme by Roxy Music grabbed me more strongly then about any other film I can think of. Perfect meld of music and motion.

The producer made this movie primarily to push that double-album. He didn’t have much faith in the film itself and so a nice little gem slipped through his hands. That’s how Robin Gibb wound up singing the closing titles. Disco slipped into all the New Wave.

I believe this was Tim’s first movie filmed after Rocky Horror. The producers could only afford to have him for about three days of filming. Everything he did was packed into that brief span.

The Nikki/Pammy relationship was filmed more explicitly, but that was edited down for release so as not to discourage the album sales. The director now says these scenes are now “missing”.

>>> Billy Jack?!!!

Remember, there is only one true Billy Jack movie. The rest are counterfeits. Billy Jack first appeared in “The Born Losers”, a motorcycle gang movie where Billy Jack just back from Vietnam very reluctantly gets pulled into saving a young woman terrorized by the gang. The film was directed by Laughlin and written by the young lady who also portrayed the movie’s heroine. No pacifist, he just wants to be left alone.

When they decided to go back to the well and make it a series, the writer who invented the character was forced out. Laughlin’s wife took over and Billy Jack was re-imaged into a schizoid granola eating vigilante peacenik with a body count higher then Billy the Kid.

So “One Tin Soldier” doesn’t really count. Accept no Billy Jack substitutes.


50 posted on 08/28/2011 5:15:51 AM PDT by tlb
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