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The movie comes to a stop after the murder of Sunny, and from then on all we really get are lame confrontations between Angel and Scudder, face-to-face haggling, macho posturing and toothless threats. Scudder offers to return them in exchange for Sarah.
(as Wilfredo Hernandez), Homicide Detective I think it started almost 2 years ago as a possible scare. In the movie, Angel talks quite a bit about Antoni Gaudi and how he inspired the unusual home. For whatever reason he allowed the show to be delayed by 14 weeks.
The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage.
Deducing that the drugs were stashed there, Scudder and Chance go to the grocery store and find the hidden cocaine. Scudder in turn has booby-trapped the drugs and threatens to destroy them if Sarah is harmed. All Rights Reserved. A cop getting some time with AA and slipping and a couple of more cycles makes for an interesting twist.
8 Million Ways to Die was rated R18 in New Zealand for violence, sexual violence, drug use, offensive language and sex scenes.
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It’s a shame because inside 8 Million Ways to Die are the traces of a great film. It was finally released on Blu-ray for the first time on June 20th, 2017 by Kino Lorber. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The most she recalls about Ashby is that he liked the music she brought to the set, I assume on a Walkman. Deaf and Hearing Impaired Friendly?
Scudder ends up in a drunk ward, suffering from booze and blackouts, ending his career, his marriage, and jeopardizing his relationship with his daughter. Select the department you want to search in. Alcoholic L.A. County Sheriff’s investigator Matt Scudder (Jeff Bridges) goes into total collapse mode after shooting a suspect and being tossed from the force. Audio commentary by Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson; trailers JUSTIN Bieber threatened to sell his Beverly Hills mansion last year. This time he is involved in bringing author Lawrence Block's "A Walk Among the Tombstones" to the big screen. Four or five Sheriff’s deputies are hiding in the rafters. Supplements: Interviews with Andy Garcia, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul; writer Lawrence Block. Through this connection, Scudder determines to bring down Maldonado's drug empire - and make off with Maldonado's favourite girl...All standard hollywood stuff, but reasonably well done. Kino’s extras really turn the corner on Truth in Added Value Comment. Areas of the property that were shown in the flick include the guest house and interiors. Soundtracks.
L X Preview. Roseanne Arquette and Andy Garcia costar. Goofs Bridges plays to his usual character type, this time justified by alcohol abuse. Blu-ray Blu-ray rates:
As the film begins, Los Angeles Detective Matt Scutter (Jeff Bridges) leads a police force to arrest a drug dealer named Hector at his home. With Alisdair Simpson, Ron Perlman, Khyber Zaffarkhan, Boyd Flinders. YES; Subtitles: English (feature only) In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings. 8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 American action crime neo noir thriller film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, and Andy Garcia. 41 of 48 people found this review helpful.
Add the first question. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A Million Ways to Die in the West grossed $43.1 million in North America and $43.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $86.4 million, against its $40 million budget. The giveaways are the tan interior and the antenna holes on the driver's rear quarter panel from a 8 foot whip radio antenna.
After an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, a woman hands Scudder a note, which invites him to a private gambling club on a hill, accessible only by a funicular, owned by Chance Walker (Randy Brooks).
After seeing some of his cocaine burned, Moldonado agrees to cut Sarah loose, but before he can secure his drugs, a shootout erupts between Moldonado's men and undercover drug agents who have accompanied Scudder to the scene.
And I watched it only because I have read all of Lawrence Block's Scutter novels, the plot line didn't ring a bell at all with me. The star shares the 1930s Monte…
Tragedy strikes before Scudder can put Sunny on a plane to safety, at which point he discovers that she was carrying a fortune in cash. The producers always had a hard delivery date.
When someone this likable tells us that Hal Ashby was a great man, we know the man’s good qualities aren’t a myth. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around. The final film doesn’t reflect a great deal of control by the esteemed director; after all that writing, it’s practically shapeless. A high class prostitute named Sunny (Alexandra Paul) desperately wants help; Scudder thinks it’s because she wants to escape a millionaire pimp, Chance (Randy Brooks), who keeps live-in girls at his fabulous Bel-Air gambling club / private residence.
The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. He is also seen with a Colt Mustang 380 ACP in an ankle holster and a customized Charter Arms snub nosed revolver that may be rhe 44 Special Bulldog. 8 Million Ways to Die I like that this is 16:9.
Information about the production gleaned from Kino’s extras helps to understand what happened.
It's awful. It was Ashby's final film, and the first attempt to adapt the Matthew Scudder detective stories of Lawrence Block for the screen. Video: Very Good Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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In my opinion, this is an unfair rating... the film is better than it has been portrayed.Jeff Bridges plays Matt Scudder, a down on his luck detective who is suspended by the LAPD after a violent confrontation with a suspect.Bridges life spirals down (in something of a preview of the character he would later play in perhaps his best film, 1991's The Fisher King) into chronic alcoholism. Quotes
It’s one of those ’80s disasters that gets chalked up to ‘The Nature of the Business.’.
Corporations won’t allow most talent to make themselves irreplaceable. Glenn is grateful for Trailers From Hell’s generous offer of a guest reviewing haven for CineSavant. I’ve seen far too many featurettes and commentaries in which directors, actors and crew people twist themselves into knots searching for ways to praise the un-praise-able in a failed movie. | The unexpected interview is with author Lawrence Block, whose involvement pretty much ended with the sale of his book, the fifth in his series about the New York detective Scudder. I guess the scene might have some charm, if the movie were made by ambitious guys right out of film school, eager to have fun with show-off style tricks. Scudder ends up in a drunk ward, suffering from booze and blackouts, ending his career, his marriage, and jeopardizing his relationship with his daughter. But he’s most proud of finding the lost ending for a famous film noir, that few people knew was missing. ", Title:
Kino’s extras finish with a stack of trailers for crime thrillers and Jeff Bridges pictures. Chance owns a string of grocery stores, and Sunny has been helping to place Angel’s cronies in stock room jobs, so as to facilitate the mass importation of cocaine.
Scudder intends to square himself with the Sheriffs by catching Angel for them, and he even enlists Chance to help. An alcoholic Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy, Matt Scudder (Jeff Bridges), takes part in a drug bust that results in his fatal shooting of a small-time dealer in front of the man's wife and kids. Sunny is kidnapped in front of Scudder and, during a chase, is murdered and thrown off a bridge. O'Neill was a fan of Gaudi.
We’re also told that the replacement editor tended to use ‘bad’ warm-up takes where the actors were encouraged to go overboard. At the club, Moldonado wears a ring with an emerald that matched the missing jewel in a necklace that Sunny owned. 8 Million begins in standard fashion, and introduces two interesting characters (Chance’s call girls Sunny and Sarah) amid a lot of cliché males, including Jeff Bridges’ Cop With A Problem. | The continual cussing in the movie doesn't even make sense. He receives an unexpected invitation to a party hosted by Angel Maldonado (Andy Garcia in an early role) and there the story proper begins.Scudder is drawn into the dark side of LA's party scene by "Sunny", one of Maldonado's erstwhile hangers on. A major league star who is on the verge of breaking a record, meets a singer and they get married, but they have different goals, so they separate, jeopardizing his opportunity in sports and the possibility of making up with his wife. We’re told that Ashby’s intention was to work magic in the cutting room, reshaping the show into a first-person experience from the POV of a recovering alcoholic.
Ashby was a mellow genius who could charm a marvelous movie out of a difficult talent like Peter Sellers. All movies don’t need to be tightly scripted, but crime thrillers need a compelling chain of incident with at least a little credibility.
Then again, one scene certainly makes us smile. Trailers From Hell. And Now for Something Completely Different, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, The Russians are Coming, The Russians are coming, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans.
Movie: Fair + Plus During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. Written by Oliver Stone, David Lee Henry (R. Lance Hill) from the book by Lawrence Block Sign in to see videos available to you. Although the movie is bookended with Alcoholics Anonymous scenes, we never feel that Scudder is a strong character.
/ Street Date June 20, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. No new ground, but still good old ground--good movie, Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2019, Well, it is very hard to do a vengeance movie with a drunken excop, a good hearted, Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2020. Alexandra Paul’s candid, open-minded remarks reveal her to be an intelligent witness to this little bit of film history. It was still totally possible it might get treated and she might get better. She beat it twice so why not another win. Written by 8 Million Ways. It isn’t the train wreck described in Kino’s candid actor interviews, but we can see only too well why it wasn’t a big winner when new.
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