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ter1413

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I would not HATE being this guy having these 2 fight over me.....
 

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Superman and the Mole Men, from 1951.
interesting to see Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane. She played Lois for one season on the TV Series. Phyllis is a better, more interesting actress but Noel Neal had better chemistry with Jimmy Olsen.
 

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Four Bloomington, Indiana best friends(Dave, Mike, Cyril and Moocher) graduate from high school and really have no plans. They don't intend to leave the small town and just really want to live life and chill.

On the other side are the well off graduates who plan for college and ridicule the four friends....who never back down.

Dave is a champion cyclist and dreams of all things Italian...and competing with/against the Italian national team. His 3 friends rally him to race with them in the Indiana University Little 500 bike race to show those stuck up locals. Reluctantly, he does.

He builds their bike from scratch and they enter as underdogs against the "stacked" college bound teams. What happens during the race is major part of the movie....but the tale that gets us there is as good as it gets(< great name for a movie!)

Love, family drama, small town rivalries, coming of age...this flick has all of that and then some.

If you haven't seen this gem, do take a look! I never get tired of it.

4.75/5.
In my top 10 films

ter1413 you referred to “ as good as it gets” another great film
 
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Jack the Giant Slayer

Creative story telling, Great CGI, mixed reviews, lost money at the box office.
watched it 3 times
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Been meaning to see this for a very long time (many years pre-Joker) but never got around to it. Not streaming, so I had to get it via the old fashioned red envelope. I understand why it flopped and also why it's a cult success. Great concept, great performances... just goes a little off the rails at times. Seems like it could have benefited from a few more rounds of editing at every stage.

Kind of a bummer that Jerry Lewis didn't do more serious roles.
 

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Kind of a bummer that Jerry Lewis didn't do more serious roles.

The Day the Clown Cried, an unreleased 1972 Holocaust film that Lewis directed and starred in. It tells the story of a fictional German clown, Helmut Doork, who is sent to a Nazi concentration camp as a political prisoner and ends up entertaining Jewish children at an adjoining death camp. In the film’s climax, Helmut distracts the children with jokes and pratfalls as he leads them to the gas chambers, ultimately joining them inside. You will be only partially relieved to know that this was intended to be Lewis’s first dramatic role.
 

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^The plot of The Day the Clown Cried reminds me somewhat of Roberto Benigni's film, Life is Beautiful.

When Life... came out, I went to see it with a half-Italian friend of mine. After the movie finished, she looked at me and said, "I always thought my mother had a weird sense of humour - I guess it must be an Italian thing".
 

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