How to Sink a Career in Six Easy Steps: A Tribute to the Films of Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham (part 8 of 8)

Regardless, Frank has a solution. He doesn’t appear in the same scene as anyone else, but he does have a solution. And that solution is…

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Well, Frank was going through a rough period around this time.

Don Don takes Burt, Dom, and Sammy into his office, with Dean posing as their agent. Savalas shows up, and after some fisticuffs, they get the money. Farr is freed, and after the obligatory huge brawl that breaks out when the other racers appear, the race resumes. And no, you missed nothing.

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So this is how you rock the casbah? I would never have guessed!

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Somehow, this standoff doesn’t have quite the same appeal as the one in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Our heroes in peril? No chance of escape? Who can save them, dear viewers?

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Dom DeLuise, Man of Action!

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Right turn, Clyde!

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: How to Sink a Career in Six Easy Steps: A Tribute to the Films of Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham

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  • Unknown 1081

    RIP, Burt…

  • Kali

    The diner scene [in Smokey I] between Gleason and Reynolds wasn’t in the original script. It was Gleason’s idea and like most* of his other ideas throughout his career, it was a damn good one.

    A further qualification: Gleason also agreed to do “You’re In the Picture,” an abysmal game show in which he spent the second episode apologizing for the first. And the apology was funnier than anything that happened in the first episode!