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FReeper Canteen ~ Favorite Cult Movies ~ August 2 2004
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Posted on 08/01/2004 7:59:41 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

 
   
   

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:

CAR WASH

MOVIE QUOTE:

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.


 

MOVIE TRIVA

  • 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.

 

CANNONBALL RUN

 

Filmed when the Fed imposed a national 55 mph speed limit, The Cannonball Run is based on the real–life "Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Dash." It’s basically a fast–moving – 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 he’s 007 and even drives an Astin–Martin with gadgets), and more. From Adriane Barbeau using her – er, ah, assets – to escape speeding tickets to the big fight with Peter Fonda’s motorcycle gang to Jack Elam as the mad proctologist, The Cannonball Run is a fun and funny movie


MOVIE QUOTE:

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.

MOVIE TRIVA:

  • 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

MOVIE QUOTE:

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.

MOVIE QUOTE:

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

MOVIE QUOTE:

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.

MOVIE QUOTE:

"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

COMING ATTRACTIONS:

LOCK ,STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS

WAKING NED DEVINE

BEND IT LIKE BECKAM

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

VALLEY GIRL

CLERKS

BLADE RUNNER

BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

SO.. TELL ME... WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CULT MOVIES?

 

   
   


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To: MikalM

Mine?


101 posted on 08/01/2004 9:16:42 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: hummingbird
"Any special rules for the Canteen or can I drop in from time to time?"

Drop in whenever you want!
(I've added you to my ping list)

Rules, we don't need no stikin rules! LOL

Really, just a place to have fun and entertain the troops!
102 posted on 08/01/2004 9:17:49 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops Past, Present and Future)
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To: AZamericonnie

Sound like "good people" to me!


103 posted on 08/01/2004 9:18:17 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: hummingbird

"I believe you have my stapler!?" lol


104 posted on 08/01/2004 9:18:21 PM PDT by AZamericonnie ("Any compromise between good & evil only hurts the good & helps the evil")
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To: MikalM

WELCOME! And thanks to your Dad for serving our country! :o) Come back ANYTIME! We usually have something nutty going on!!


105 posted on 08/01/2004 9:18:24 PM PDT by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden, it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: hummingbird
And here's another Canteen tradition...if you get a post that a hundred or a fifty, you get a

Woo-hoo!!


106 posted on 08/01/2004 9:19:45 PM PDT by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden, it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: Loyalist
Bomb... what is your Primary Mission??? "To EXPLODE of course!!!"
107 posted on 08/01/2004 9:20:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Caddy Shack!!
Blazing Saddles!!!
1941!!!!!
Casino Royale!!!!!!!!!!


108 posted on 08/01/2004 9:20:30 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: OUSoonerFreeper

Welcome to the Canteen!


109 posted on 08/01/2004 9:20:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops Past, Present and Future)
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To: Yaelle
Movies that I have dropped other things to sit down and watch more than once are the silly ones like Airplane and Naked Gun

Those and Caddy Shack, too! At Oscar time, Bill Murray was robbed...heh, heh, heh!
110 posted on 08/01/2004 9:20:58 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: MikalM
Pleasure to meet your acquaintance Mika.
111 posted on 08/01/2004 9:21:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie ("Any compromise between good & evil only hurts the good & helps the evil")
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To: Chode

Welcome to the Canteen!


112 posted on 08/01/2004 9:22:08 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops Past, Present and Future)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I feel at home when someone puts me on a ping list! Thanks!


113 posted on 08/01/2004 9:22:31 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: Chode; 1FreeAmerican

Welcome to the Canteen!! :o)


114 posted on 08/01/2004 9:22:38 PM PDT by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden, it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: 1FreeAmerican

Welcome to the Canteen!


115 posted on 08/01/2004 9:23:04 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops Past, Present and Future)
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To: Lady Jag

It's a nice American movie w/quintessential American characters. I was a bit miffed to see the French language poster, but I certainly didn't mean to insult you personally.


116 posted on 08/01/2004 9:23:09 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Tapeheads

Tim Robbins and John Cusack may be whacked out lefties, but this is one of the funniest most twisted movies I know of which no one else has ever heard of.

It has Devo singing Baby Doll in Swedish.

"I need production value...There's only one thing that adds real production value - tits and ass."

"Sorry guys. Brothers against drunk driving has been busting my ass. You've got to pass a sobriety test... Close your eyes... now recite the alphabet backwards skipping all the vowels and give the sign language for each letter as you pass by."

(And I used to be able to do that).

And I will never be able to hear the word "whatever" without snickering.

I don't even know if this ever made it to theatres or if it went direct to video.

117 posted on 08/01/2004 9:24:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Sandy, is that a top secret document in your pants or are you just happy to see me?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Yes! The Red Swingline: http://www.virtualstapler.com/office_space/


118 posted on 08/01/2004 9:25:24 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: OUSoonerFreeper

OUS? Is that a university?


119 posted on 08/01/2004 9:25:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie ("Any compromise between good & evil only hurts the good & helps the evil")
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
The Omega Man with Charlton Heston

George Romero's zombie masterpiece of the trilogy "Dawn of the Dead"

And the best sports movie ever... Slapshot

120 posted on 08/01/2004 9:26:54 PM PDT by mrexitement
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