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1941
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1941 1979


From Amazon: Watching this director's cut, it's finally possible to see why the studio made Spielberg mercilessly hack up this comedy: it's a screaming movie (everyone screams a lot), and screaming movies do not need character development. So all those character-development scenes hit the cutting-room floor and, surprise, they were all critical to Spielberg's pace for the humor in this film. The screaming wasn't that funny then--and it still isn't--but what is funny are the reinserted development scenes, showcasing the now-evident sense of hysteria in the Los Angeles community, post-Pearl Harbor. A bunch of certified nitwits, and a few certified...

Directed By:
Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
Written By:
Robert ZemeckisRobert Zemeckis
No image existsBob Gale
No image existsJohn Milius
Starring:
John BelushiJohn Belushi
Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd
No image existsPatti LuPone
No image existsNed Beatty
No image existsSlim Pickens
No image existsMurray Hamilton
Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
Toshiro MifuneToshiro Mifune
No image existsWarren Oates
Robert StackRobert Stack
No image existsNancy Allen
No image existsElisha Cook Jr.
No image existsLorraine Gary
No image existsTreat Williams
Mickey RourkeMickey Rourke
John CandyJohn Candy
Wendie Jo SperberWendie Jo Sperber
No image existsLucille Benson
No image existsEddie Deezen
No image existsBobby DiCicco
No image existsPerry Lang
No image existsFrank McRae
No image existsLionel Stander
No image existsDub Taylor
No image existsJoe Flaherty
No image existsDavid Lander
Michael McKeanMichael McKean
No image existsSamuel Fuller
No image existsAudrey Landers
John LandisJohn Landis
No image existsWalter Olkewicz
No image existsDonovan Scott
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
No image existsDianne Kay

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1941 Movie Review by Lloyd (11/12/2009)

Every director is entitled to one misstep in their careers, George Lucas made the wrong decision in filming Howard The Duck, and Steven Spielberg erred, crashed and fell when he directed this turkey, and to think that Robert Zemeckis was one of the writers on this film shows that everyone is human and even geniuses falter....

(complete 1941 review by Lloyd)



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