[TRAILER] GOING BERSERK (1983) – THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE STUPID

I don’t know how you manage to put John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Joe Flaherty in the same film and have it be as funny as a Benny Hill chase. The mystery deepens when you add the comedic timing of Pat Hingle and Kurtwood Smith.

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Candy is John Bourgignon, a drummer/chauffeur/aggressive eater engaged to the daughter of a congressman (who thought Obama was a socialist a full 25 years before he was President). There is more to the story, but it’s just as unfunny as my Obama joke. Director David Steinberg would later redeem himself with SWITCHING GOALS, the soccer film starring the Olson Twins that showed us all just how bad LADYBUGS really was.

GOING BERSERK

LOCKED AND LOADED,
MR. SIX

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    December 5, 2013

    I caught this on cable back when cable was a thing (the only thing!). My favorite how-can-they-get-away-with-that moment is when Candy decides to serenade his girlfriend holding the greatest personal prop he can find in his hand in a public restaurant and it’s not the danish from the dessert cart. For fans of the deadpan Second City-style comedy, early in his career before he broke big with Volunteers, Spaceballs, Planes, Trains, and etc.

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