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Old 08-01-2008, 16:22   #1
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Your opportunity to show some love for the 1988 comedy classic, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine and directed by Master Yoda.

I loved it and thought it was way under-rated when it first came out. The Prince Ruprecht scene is still the hardest I've ever laughed at anything in a cinema. I thought I was going to do myself an injury. The bit where Michael Caine pretends to be Dr Schuffhausen and tests Steve Martin's legs is time capsule material too.

Over the years I've watched this loads. It's one of those films that just cheers you up. Great cast, great script, locations you want to be at! Steve Martin's never been funnier (IMO).

And to think - it was originally going to star David Bowie and Mick Jagger!!!
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certainly not up there with any of his Carl Reiner collaborations, it is probably the one Steve Martin film I watch the most

very enjoyable and has quite a few standout moments (you've mentioned the best two)
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As any one every seen the original staring Brando and David Niven? Always wondered how they matched up.
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I've always loved this film!

It's been a while since I've seen it, so I might have to pick it up on DVD.

I've not seen many Steve Martin films that I've liked but this one is a winner!

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Old 08-01-2008, 17:12   #5
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I love this film

Here's the poster as a reminder:



...and the trailer:



I'm sure there was another trailer too.
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I adore this film. Its just really classy looking, from the beautiful setting to the score and Michael Caine seems to be having a ball. I love the expression on his face when he is smearing Freddy's hair with gel, during his "training". There are so many great lines, and roles - Lady Fanny Eubanks of Omaha and Arthur (only Emperor Palpatine could deliver the "Welcome to hell" line so well) It even pleases me immensely that the editor is Stephen A. Rotter.

I have deleted the rest of my post at the risk of sounding like a slavering fangirl
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A true classic I think - the Ruprecht scene alone would justify it, but there's so much more... still makes me laugh until I hurt.
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Old 08-01-2008, 18:20   #9
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You know it's been a while since i've seen it but i don't remember him pushing an old lady in the sea like in the trailer
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A true classic I think - the Ruprecht scene alone would justify it, but there's so much more... still makes me laugh until I hurt.


That scene made me never want to try apple sauce.
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That's it, I'm watching this again tonight!
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You know it's been a while since i've seen it but i don't remember him pushing an old lady in the sea like in the trailer
I saw the trailer at the cinema and was waiting for that scene when it arrived on VHS. It's not there!

More info http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0095031/trivia
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I have this on VHS *hangs head in shame*
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Briliant movie.

Adore the way Steve Martin says 'thank you' after being given permission by Caine to use the toilet - this scene never ceases to crack me up!
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Has anyone seen the remake yet The Hustle 2019



Its not doing well on Rotten Tomatoes
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The Hustle - the first time I remember a film getting 0/5 from The Times review !!!

Bit with an Odeon Limitless card, just how bad can it be

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Prefer to try the original, bedtime story as its on youtube to watch for free.
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I caught this earlier in the week, it's spectacularly unfunny in every way. Pretty impressive for a film that's supposed to be a comedy and a remake with two prior versions to crib from!

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Finally got round to watching The Hustle ... dear God it's awful.

As in "Psycho remake" bad; takes the DRS classic, practically just swaps the male and female roles round and tries to recreate every scene.

That's 90 minutes I won't be getting back anytime soon
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