It’s the summertime ending of Casual Friday, where we talk about non-Seattle Seahawks things in an open thread.
Today we’re focusing in on movies, more particularly motion pictures with high replay value. All of us have our favorites but there’s usually a select few that you ‘d gladly see once again, and again, and once again even if you keep in mind every line from the script.
I prefer Full Metal Coat, Naked Weapon, In The Loop, and in a late addition to the list Glengarry Glen Ross. However number one for me is Midnight Run, which stars Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, and John Ashton in a comedy-action flick that’s perfectly written and splendidly acted.
De Niro plays former Chicago police officer bounty hunter Jack Walsh, who has to catch mob accountant Jonathan Mardukas (Grodin) in New york city and bring him back to the Los Angeles bondsman Eddie Moscone (Pantoliano) in five days or else Eddie has to default on the cash posted. On the flip side you have the FBI, led by special agent Alonzo Mosely (Kotto) who desires ‘The Duke’ to be a witness versus the Chicago mob employer Jimmy Serrano (Farina) and he makes it clear that he’s to stay away from this case. You likewise have Serrano’s henchmen getting in on the action and wanting ‘The Duke’ back in their uh … ownership?
I will not spoil the rest of the motion picture but it is a Martin Brest masterpiece, and if that names sounds familiar he likewise did Beverly Hills Cop. Here’s a sampling of what goes on: (Caution: bad words are said)
What are your all-time top movies for rewatching?