Monday, June 23, 2014

Flick Pick: Caddyshack

(Orion, 1980)

The movie that showed Chevy Chase can be funny - for about 20% of a movie - made Bill Murray a comedy legend, and finally got Rodney Dangerfield some respect. None of these people were the stars of the movie when it was made, but audiences figured things out much better than the producers did, and box office was huge. Originally Murray was only supposed to work for six days on the film, and every line of his in the movie was entirely improv on the day. Today no one could pick the supposed stars out of a police line-up, but Carl Spackler's "Cinderella Story" line can be pulled from memory from almost anyone who's seen this movie more than once.

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