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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday Night

The Original Dinerant
Cheeseburgers for dinner at The Original ($120 for four, with drinks, out the door) followed by Police Story at the Hollywood Theater.

Police Story - "International Version" Trailer (HD) (1985)

Police Story starts with a car chase through a shanty town built on the side of a hill. Let us be clear - three cars plow three separate paths through the town destroying all in their way. Roads? We don't need no stinking roads. It was just so over the top that I howled. I think the boys would have shushed me, but I wasn't the only one howling.

They broke a great deal of glass doing stunts in this movie. I suppose most of it must have been sugar glass, and then the sound of real glass breaking was added. Otherwise the set would have been covered in blood.

There was a plot, and a villain, and a couple of cute girls, but mostly it was frenetic Jackie Chan stunts interspersed with Jackie Clan clowning. Very entertaining.

I've seen other Jackie Chan movies and he does some spectacular stunts. I don't know if there is anything that will stick with me, besides the car chase through the shanty town. Since I don't remember seeing that before, I suspect I may not have seen this movie before. On the other hand 1985 was a long time ago, and I have seen many movies, so maybe I did see it once before.


Ole Phat Stu said...

$30 for a cheeseburger with drinks? Wow! That IS expensive. We wouldn't pay half that here in Germany.

Chuck Pergiel said...

Yes, the tab was a little warm. My lunch gang used to eat at O'Connor's where the Blue Plate was $7, iced tea was $2.50, so the bill for lunch, with tip, was $11 or $12. But they went out of business. Now anywhere we go for lunch it's at least $10 for food, plus tea and tip it comes to $15. This was at dinner time, so it's more, plus it's downtown, so it's more, plus it has those big glass windows, so it's fancy, so it's more. Not my choice, but it was a good location for us to meet. Plus booze, which always bumps up the price.