I'm curious about the Walkenized reference to the Tate's Weapons youtube. What am I missing?
Ok, really this question just gives me an excuse to pimp the film "Search and Destroy", a mid 90s flick co-staring Walken in the quintessential Walken role as financier Kim Ulander. Not that I’m a huge Walken fan or anything. But this is one of those movies like a Glen Gary that is perfectly cast, and every performace squeezes the utmost out of some very fertile characters.
Search was produced by Scorcese and features prominent roles from Dennis Hopper, John Turturro, and Ethan Hawke among some other high profile actors. The fact that this movie was virtually straight to video must say something about myself. A mediocre (yet tolerable for its necessity) romantic subplot between the main character and Iliana Douglas is a stain, which I only mention for full disclosure since she bugs the crap out of me. With Lebowski and Anchorman, the only other movie I recall watching again immediately as soon as it was over the first time. I’ll sing Walken’s “Shoe Shine Boy” ditty on a daily basis for weeks after I every time it comes on.
I guess we all have that favorite movie(s) that you know a certain percentage of people will wind up intensely disliking, but that you are compelled to bring up and recommend whenever it pops in your head because not doing so would be a crime for that handful who will take heed and find it as hilarious as you do.
“Rule #3. Just because it happened to you, doesn’t make it interesting.”