2001: A Space Travesty

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I have a friend who is a big Leslie Nielsen fan. He managed to track down a bootleg of this film (apparently it had a theatrical run in Europe) and he said it was an awful film and it wasn't even worth me watching. Not one funny moment he said.
 

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I don't think this one is being released in the USA (thank god). Looks really like a wasted of time (for both The audience and the producer who thought it was a good idea)
 

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That preview is painful to watch.
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Evan Case

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I keep looking at that site and I still can't believe it's real.
The $26,000,000 budget has obviously been well spent:
He then almost destroys the shuttle when a severe episode of gas turns him into a human rocket, propelling him through the bathroom door and into the main cabin. The shuttle, jerking and rocking violently as Dix yo-yos inside, somehow manages to stay on course and reaches the moon safely.
Luckily, the trailer literally gives everything away, so I'm not even tempted to imagine renting it (if it were even possible).
I don't even think post-1929 Buster Keaton fell as far as post-Naked Gun Leslie Nielson has.
Amazing.
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Man, I thought this thread was Jack Briggs bait...


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I was unfortunate enough to watch most of this film last night on Comedy Central. The jokes in the film were very predictable and unfunny. I like Leslie Nielsen, but even he couldn't make this terrible screenplay comedic.
 

Michael St. Clair

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This movie cost 5 times as much money to make as 'Memento'.
Adjusted for inflation, it cost about 3 times as much to make as 'Desperado'.
Again, adjusted, it cost at least 50% more to make than 'Wag the Dog'.
Who are the idiots who greenlight shit like this? Spend the money on something good!
 

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I had no idea that this was a 26 million $ theatrical film. When I first heard about it I thought it was some low budget Hardware Wars type film.
Thanks to this thread, I now realize what a really sorry state Hollywood is in. Thank God for the Independents (and semi Independents).
 

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It played at the Uptown in Toronto for a week a few months ago. We walked by on our way to dinner, saw the marquee and said "What the HELL is that?"

We figured it was low-budget Can-con or something, since we hadn't seen TV ads and yet it had Leslie Nielson in it. I mean, hell, we're seeing a ton of TV ads for Men With Brooms!
 

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Last week, at the airport, I saw someone wearing a "2001: A Space Travesty" leather jacket!! I couldn't stop laughing!
 

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a "2001: A Space Travesty" leather jacket
Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have found the reason for the twenty-six million dollar budget.

On a more depressing note, the sighting of it in a Montreal airport makes me more sure that this dreck was made by Canadians.

On behalf of the rest of my great nation, I apologize.
 

Michael St. Clair

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Mostly shot in Canada, but the producing studio (Helkon Media AG) sounds as german to me as bratwurst and hefeweizen.
Now, it would be inappropriate for me to make fun of germans here, but please insert the appropriate mental picture of John Cleese doing it.
 

Scott Weinberg

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There's a very entertaining review for this flick over at JoBlo's.
And hasn't Leslie Nielsen done this exact same movie before??? (A cookie to the first one who can name the film I'm thinking of AND its 2 alternate titles!)
 

Todd Hostettler

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The Creature Wasn't Nice
AKA
Naked Space
AKA
Spaceship!
Co-starring "Shirley" herself, Cindy Williams. Originally made back in the '80s to capitalize on the popularity of Alien.
Damn! Just missed that cookie!
 

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