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Good Cast, Bad Movie

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I got "Twisted" from Netflix (they said I'd like it, lying bastards). But with a cast of Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia and David Straithairn (and directed by Phil Kaufman who did the Right Stuff) there is no way it should have been as bad as it was.
    What other films have had a great cast, but stunk up the joint?
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    All I Want -- Mandy Moore, Franke Potente and Elijah Wood. Absolute dreck.
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    The Great White Hype. One of the absolute biggest travishamockeries ever, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Lovitz and a cast of thousands... directed by Ron Shelton. Oy.
  4. Googlaw

    Googlaw Member

    Ghostbusters II
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    1941 -- (and while I love the movie, all in all, it is pretty bad) Directed by Spielberg, score by John Williams. But it bombed like, well, Pearl Harbor.
    Among the stars and notables...
    Dan Aykroyd ... Sgt. Frank Tree
    Ned Beatty ... Ward Douglas
    John Belushi ... Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
    Lorraine Gary ... Joan Douglas
    Bobby Di Cicco ... Wally Stephens
    Murray Hamilton ... Claude Crumn
    Christopher Lee ... Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
    Tim Matheson ... Capt. Loomis Birkhead
    Toshirô Mifune ... Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura
    Warren Oates ... Col. 'Madman' Maddox
    Robert Stack ... Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
    Treat Williams ... Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski
    Nancy Allen ... Donna Stratton
    Lucille Benson ... Gas Mama (Eloise) (as Lucille Bensen)
    John Candy ... Pvt. Foley
    Elisha Cook Jr. ... The Patron (Dexter) (as Elisha Cook)
    Eddie Deezen ... Herbie Kazlminsky
    Dianne Kay ... Betty Douglas
    Patti LuPone ... Lydia Hedberg
    Frank McRae ... Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones
    Slim Pickens ... Hollis P. Wood
    Wendie Jo Sperber ... Maxine Dexheimer
    Lionel Stander ... Angelo Scioli
    Dub Taylor ... Mr. Malcomb
    Joe Flaherty ... Raoul Lipschitz (as Joseph P. Flaherty)
    David L. Lander ... Joe (as David Lander)
    Michael McKean ... Willy

    Audrey Landers ... USO Girl
    John Landis ... Cpl. Mizerany
    Mickey Rourke ... Pvt. Reese
    Donovan Scott ... Kid Sailor
    John Voldstad ... USO Nerd
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    "The Missouri Breaks." Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, awful movie.
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    The David Lynch version. Not an "all-star" cast, but for those who read the book, absolutely perfect casting and production design . . . in the service of a horrendous script. A missed opportunity.

    Also thought considering its credentials as far as cast and director, Saving Private Ryan had no business being boring for about 2/3rds of its running time.

    And . . . . The Departed seemed like a movie that didn't gain much with having a name in every single role.
  8. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    Look at almost every movie Andy Garcia has been in. He generally works with really good people, and his movies always seem to suck with a couple of exceptions (Ocean's 11 and The Untouchables).

    Another one that was unbelievably bad was Nothing But Trouble. Dan Aykroyd's directorial debut featuring him, John Candy, Chevy Chase and Demi Moore. Even if it wasn't great, you'd think there must have been a funny scene or two in the scriot somewhere for them to do that film. No, there wasn't.
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. But it wasn't one of Williams' better film scores. Not even close.
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    That new film about RFK.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Didn't Ishtar retire this trophy back in the '80s?
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