Format: Amazon Watch Party
Director: Mel Damski
I may have seen parts of this as a kid. I vaguely remember it being on cable during one of the sporadic windows during which my parents would get HBO, see we were watching something very much like Yellowbeard (1983) and then pull the HBO subscription again for a year before they forgot and did it again.
Look, I appreciate that we all bring something to these Amazon Watch Parties, and Jenifer had fond memories of watching this as a kid - and I have a vague memory that told me I'd seen it - but I don't think I ever had. Nothing looked familiar. But this is not a much loved movie by critics, the 1983 audience or the folks in it. If you want a hint - there are very famous, beloved people in this and yet no one talks about this movie. So. But they did get to hang out in Acapulco and make a movie - and this seems to have landed them a massive, all-star cast that should have been a hit just by default.
Graham Chapman. Peter Boyle. Cheech & Chong. Marty Feldman. Madeline Kahn. James Mason. Eric Idle. John Cleese. Kenneth Mars. Michael Hordern. Susannah York. Nigel Planer. And a bunch I'm forgetting. But, yeah, you have all these people sharing the screen, but the movie seems like they have no idea what is happening or how a movie works.
Anyhoo... I bet they had fun in Acapulco. But, a weirdly not good movie.