The ultimate guilty pleasure movie...'THE CHASE'.

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    Yep, i'm speaking of none other than that movie with Charlie Sheen where he kidnaps bratty Kristy Swanson and they spend the rest of the film driving hell bent through LA in her stolen cherry red sports car with cop Henry Rollins hot on their heels. [​IMG]

    I'll say it now, I like this movie. It's incredibly simplistic and even a bit stupid, but I like it. It's aged well, mostly because of all those Wildest Police Videos shows that cropped up, the film is a funny commentary on all those shows I think. It's just a wild ride with all sorts of crazy charactors, like that kid in the conveniant store "Thar she blows!!!", Laura Palmers dad from Twin Peaks turning in a manic performance as Dalton Voss, father of Swansons charactor and all around jerk, and we can't forget Flea and Anthony Keidis from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers now can we?

    I like the films photography and manic energy, it almost has a Jan Debont-ish quality to the editing and film style, similar to Speed, but that's where the similarities between the two films end I think. [​IMG] It's not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a good enough time waster.

    Anyone else dare to speak up for fear of ridicule? [​IMG]
     
  2. Tim Glover

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    At first I thought you were referring to the terrific movie The Chase with Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, and Marlon Brando. [​IMG]
     
  3. Inspector Hammer!

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    Nope, fraid not Tim, you don't get off that easy. [​IMG]
     
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    John, I agree with you. I love this ultimate of all parodies. I love the Flea and Anthony Keidis characters when they are talking to the news woman.
     
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    Its a "REAL" guilty pleasure for me, I remember when it first came out, the reason being that I used to have a huge crush on Kristy Swanson :b.

    Haven't seen it in a few years, might have to dig it up when I have some time.
     
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    I love the movie. It has one of my all-time favorite post-end-credits scenes. No matter how many times I see it, it still slays me.
     
  7. Inspector Hammer!

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    "You smell that!? Smells like...victory." [​IMG]
     
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    I find guilty pleasure movies to be hard to swallow. I can't help but ask how realistic a scene is. I mean, driving 100mph and having sex may be great, but it sure ain't realistic, oh well, as i said, i'm not good with popcorn flicks
    [​IMG], not me
     
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    This is indeed a very fun little movie and I really loved the absurdity of it. They have sex in the car goin like 100mph, lol!
     
  10. Inspector Hammer!

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    Joshua,
    your post is extremely funny if you read it the right way... it sounds as if they were having sex at 100mph...while in a car! [​IMG]
     
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    Oh...hehe..... [​IMG]
     
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    Gotta agree with John: bad flick; still fun to watch.
     
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    Well, the ultimate guilty pleasure flick would be Flash Gordon, but The Chase isn't bad. I like the part featuring the cadavers [​IMG]
     
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    Flash Gordon would be up there as well.

    Another guilty pleasure is another Charlie Sheen film involving cars: "The Wraith". [​IMG]

    Jason
     
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    I love Flash Gordon; no guilt involved whatsoever.

    If you're judging a film on how well it does what it sets out to do, Flash Gordon is a damn fine movie.
     
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    kristy swanson never looked better.
     
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    It's a fun one to watch, I usually watch it if I come across it while flipping.

    Plus Mrs. Swanson is so hot.
     
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    I agree it's the funniest post-credits scene ever, I was going to mention it but John Spencer beat me to it:

    Charlie Sheen, wearing the clown costume and driving the car, does a very convincing impression of the entire Robert Duvall "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" speech from Apocalypse Now.
     
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    I like this movie too. Lots of fun.

    ~T
     
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    Although I still wish the film would've ended after Sheen's dream sequence, I can't deny that I really like watching this film. Absurd, sure...but still a great view.

    "I said kick it to me, Pele" [​IMG]

    Bruce
     

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