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Old 09-18-2018, 09:26 AM
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Thats hilarious!
I don't know when Ebert made that quip, but that's the ending of the Mad magazine version: The kid tells Rogo (Borgnine) that he forgot to mention that the boat rights itself 2 hours after it capsizes. The last panel is the boat righting itself and a dialogue balloon saying Come back here, you little bastard. If I catch you, I'll kill you, so help me God!
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If you're interested: MAD's The Poopsidedown Adventure.

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Old 09-18-2018, 10:37 AM
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To be fair, while "The Morning After" was quite popular that year (I remember listening to it at the pool on top hits radio), the song from Blazing Saddles was not so popular.

Full disclosure: I love Maureen McGovern.
Maureen McGovern was the singing, guitar playing nun in Airplane! which makes up for her entire musical catalog.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:43 AM
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Maureen McGovern was the singing, guitar playing nun in Airplane! which makes up for her entire musical catalog.
Holy smokes; I did not know that! That just adds another level of perfection to Airplane!
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:32 AM
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I don't think some of you could miss the point any more than you have.

Because of his later work in comedies it makes viewing his earlier dramatic work funny even when it isn't. Put together with the poor acting by a bunch of has-beens (minus Hackman, his acting wasn't top notch in the film but he has never been a has been) and watching this flick is a ball!
You know, large numbers of people disagree with you. Which is fine; movie tastes vary. I have not watched the whole movie, and have no desire to. But then the disaster flicks weren't high on my list even back in the 70s when they came out. But you may have to concede that the movie isn't by any means inherently bad.
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This is really one of my favorite movies. I love it stem to stern.

I seem to recall we have a pretty good thread on here about the made for tv movie remake they did staring Steve Gutenberg.
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Back then I loved the disaster movies, especially TPA.

When I saw Earthquake it was at a theater in Monterey, Calfornia. Before the first showing the theater tested those big Sensurround speakers. Shops on either side of the theater, and above it(built on a slope) emptied out when those suckers cranked up, especially the bar next door. A girl down the hall in my barracks, from Alaska, went through the 1964 Good Friday quake. She said the sound was much like the noises she remembered, except that it went on evenly, not starting and stopping.

I stood in a long line to see it, with my fiancee and another guy, our friend. After we left the movie "Roy" asked us "Did you see Clint Eastwood? He was standing about six people behind us in line1" I would have loved to have had just a glimpse of the guy in the flesh.

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I didn't see TPA in the theater, but in TV re-runs. Pretty hokey. The 2006 Wolfgang Petersen remake was better, but still, nobody's gonna confuse it with Casablanca.

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...Did you ever hear [Borgnine's] secret for longevity?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_PeLNzxNQ
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Iíve seen Leslie Nielsen in lots of dramas. At one time he was considered a serious actor.
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Here's a thread I started four years ago on TPA, filled with deathless information (not).

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=725226

I am mildly obsessed with this film.
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If you're interested: MAD's The Poopsidedown Adventure.
Thanks for finding that; it's a scream! Haven't seen it since I lost my copy 40 years ago!
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Thanks for finding that; it's a scream! Haven't seen it since I lost my copy 40 years ago!
FYI, here is every (I think) issue of MAD ever published:

https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/MAD/Issue-161?id=72909
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My favorite bit of 'modern arrogance' was when the remake came out and the reviewer said "They get right to the disaster! Modern viewing audiences would never wait 45 minutes for the wave to hit! This version is much better!"....this was right around the time Pearl Harbor had been released.
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I didn't see TPA in the theater, but in TV re-runs. Pretty hokey. The 2006 Wolfgang Petersen remake was better, but still, nobody's gonna confuse it with Casablanca.
I think it loses something on the small screen. You really need a big movie screen. The part where the ship overturns was one of the special-effects marvels up to that time and looked impessive in the theater.
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I think it loses something on the small screen. You really need a big movie screen. The part where the ship overturns was one of the special-effects marvels up to that time and looked impessive in the theater.
There was another one around the same time called "Krakatoa East of Java" and it had lava. I remember being pretty impressed with that one, too. Ah, those were the days.
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I remember that movie on TV when I was a kid, however Krakatoa is in reality West of Java.
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And they were excellently parodied in The Big Bus, from 1976.
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