My Tribute to Cult Movies
What does "cult" movie mean?
Cult means seen by few, but appreciated immensely by those in the know.
Do you know any of these movies?
If you didn't before you do now! And now you will be in the know! Run out NOW and get these flicks!!!
MY FAVORITE CULT MOVIES /COMEDY CATEGORY ARE:
| Lindy: I'm more man than you'll ever be and more woman than you'll ever get.
Daddy Rich: The best place for money, is right here in my pocket.
- The main location of this film was an actual Los Angeles car wash a few blocks from McArthur Park. It was torn down in the late 1980s. While it was open, the marquee of the car wash announced it was featured in this film.
Filmed when the Fed imposed a national 55 mph speed limit, The Cannonball Run is based on the reallife "Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Dash." Its basically a fastmoving and at times, somewhat slapstick comedy with a huge cast of stars: Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mel Tillis, Terry Bradshaw, Adriane Barbeau, Jackie Chan, Farrah Fawcett, Jack Elam, Dom DeLuise, Jamie Farr, Roger Moore (who plays a character who thinks hes 007 and even drives an AstinMartin with gadgets), and more. From Adriane Barbeau using her er, ah, assets to escape speeding tickets to the big fight with Peter Fondas motorcycle gang to Jack Elam as the mad proctologist, The Cannonball Run is a fun and funny movie
California Highway Patrolman: Headquarters, we are still in pursuit of the black Lamborghini.
Dispatcher: Car 42, you've been in pursuit for two hours. Another five minutes and you'll be in Arizona.
California Highway Patrolman: Yeah, and we're going to stay in pursuit until we catch them.
Dispatcher: It didn't take us THAT long to catch Dillinger.
- Don Rickles was originally cast as Fenderbaum before the part went to Sammy Davis Jr.
- The ambulance used in the movie is the actual ambulance that Hal Needham and Brock Yates built and raced in the real Cannonball Run.
- The producers asked the governor of Georgia if the crew could shut down the center of a small town so that a plane could land in the middle of it. The police blocked off the section that the plane was to land in and a barrier can be seen in the background.
- The Ferrari 308 used in the movie belonged to director Needham, Hal.
- Roger Moore (I) has a different girlfriend every time we see him in this movie and they are all voiced by June Foray (uncredited).
- The first highway patrolman that pulls over Adrienne Barbeau and 'Tara Buckman" (qv) was Burt Reynold's stand-in (note the resemblance). race.
- Jackie Chan, who played a small role in this movie, was very upset when he learned his character was Japanese since he himself is Chinese.
- In one of the earlier scenes in the movie, Dom Deluise's character says "Maybe we could get a black Trans Am", and Burt Reynolds (I)'s character says, "No, it's been done before." This is a reference to Smokey and the Bandit (1977) which starred Reynolds, and was directed by Hal Needham, who directed this film. Deluise co-starred with Reynolds in the 1980 sequel, Smokey and the Bandit II (1980).
IT'S A MAD,MAD,MAD WORLD
If ever this mad, mad, mad, mad world needed "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world" it's now!
Released in 1963, the film became not only one of the longest comedies ever filmed (nearly 5 hours
in its initial cut), but boasted the most impressive casts of Hollywood comedic legends ever
assembled: Sid Caeser, Milton Berle, Phil Silvers, Ethel Mermen, Jonathan Winters, Buddy Hackett,
Terry-Thomas, Dick Shawn, Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy. If that weren't enough, the film boasted
nearly a dozen additional cameos by Hollywood legends that included Don Knotts, Jerry Lewis, and even
The Three Stooges.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Restoration
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a "high-speed pursuit" across the Southeast to catch the bandit.
What we have here is a total lack of respect for the law!
WATCH THE TRAILER
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
Based on Truman Capote's 1958 novella of the same title, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) is the story of a woman on her own making her way in the big city. As stories go, it is short on plot but rich in characterization which may explain why its protagonist, Holly Golightly, has become Audrey Hepburn's most memorable screen persona. In the hands of director Blake Edwards, the film neglects much of the book's foreboding edge, but gains an unforgettable comedic touch which actually helps accentuate the darker moments. In addition, Henry Mancini's musical score and Hubert de Givenchy's gowns for Ms. Hepburn successfully uphold Capote's style when the story itself is forced to leave his writing behind. Like the protagonist at its heart, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is quirky, funny, bewildering, serious, sophisticated and bittersweet -- and as movies go, great entertainment.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) at Reel Classics
You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.
WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM
The deranged adventures of Gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson and his attorney Oscar Acosta, referred to in the movie as "Laslow". Thompson attempts to cover the Super Bowl and the 1972 Presidential election in his typical drug-crazed state, but it continually and comically sidetracked by his even more twisted friend Laslow. Allegedly based on actual events.
"I hate to advocate weird chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... but they've always worked for me"-Hunter Thompson
TGTH - BOOKS - OTHER - WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM
LOCK ,STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS
WAKING NED DEVINE
BEND IT LIKE BECKAM
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
SO.. TELL ME... WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CULT MOVIES?