Monday, May 23, 2016

The Longshot (1986)

Director: Paul Bartel

Writer: Tim Conway

Composer: Charles Fox

Starring:  Tim Conway, Jack Weston, Harvey Korman, Ted Wass, Anne Meara, Frank Bonner, Stella Stevens, George DiCenzo, Edie McClurg, Eddie Deezen, Jonathan Winters

More info: IMDb

Tagline: You'll laugh from start to finish.

Plot: Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing" at the horse track. 

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

After just watching Tim Conway's pretty bad, THEY WENT THAT-A-WAY & THAT-A-WAY (1978), I didn't have much hope for this one.  It's definitely better and the cast is fun with lots of cameos from some really funny people.  That's the good part.  The funny isn't consistent but there are more than a few laughs.  The best scene is when Conway goes to Stella Stevens' room.  That shit with the dog was killing me.  There's also some funny lines and it's not a boring film but the silliness sometimes gets in the way from enjoying it.  It's not that bad and there's enough funny to get some enjoyment out of it.  One big oddity is the opening rap song sung by Tim Conway (!) and Ice T.  The MGM DVD comes with  THEY WENT THAT-A-WAY & THAT-A-WAY.  Both films are fullscreen and the only extra is the theatrical trailer (also fullscreen). 

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