All my Thanksgiving thoughts are in “DUTCH”
Well, I appreciate your hopes. But for now, I’m focusing on the month to month workload and speaking of what I have planned, guess what, I found an underappreciated Thanksgiving movie! It’s perfect! (Cut to Paulo and Brenda Fonseca)
So… should we guess or wait until after the intro. (Cut to James)
You just answered the question, HIT IT!
(Cut to a laser hitting a slab of Titanium as the music of the 1994 American Gladiators opening theme plays the angle of the camera goes into the laser as three shadowed figures with a lasered outlines appear as the shadows reveal themselves to be James Faraci in the center, Paulo Fonseca on the right and Rebecca Yaun on the left as their names appear above the characters. As the three run out of frame moving forward, four more shadowed figures with lasered outlines appear and the shadows reveal themselves as Brenda Fonseca on the right, Nick Yaun on the left and John and Mike Santos and their names appear above the characters. As they run out of frame moving forward, five more shadowed figures with lasered outlines appear as they reveal themselves to be Renee Miller and Eric Kurtzke on the right, Andrew Beach and Ed Champion on the left and Olivia Horvath appear in the center as their names appear above the characters. As they run out of frame credits of “Written and directed by James Faraci, Edited by Eric Kurtzke, Makeup by Olivia Horvath Produced by First Choice Productions” as it ends the Laser beam disappears and at the 0:28 mark of the theme song the words “The” “Last” “Of” “The” appear. At the 0:32-0:36 mark the word “Americans” start to come forward as it pulls down and James’ Morpher and Sonic Screwdriver is flung into frame as James grabs both and morphs into The Last Of The Americans with the half team TLOTA on his right and the other half on his left as the camera pulls back to see the slab with the markings “The Last Of The Americans”. Fade cut to James in his room at his house)
I’m James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and after an exhausting search, I found a thanksgiving movie whose time has come! (Cut to opening credit of “Dutch”. Cut to clips of the movie as James does a voiceover)
Produced and written by John Hughes and having the director of “Crocodile Dundee” Peter Faiman, on board. This is one of those movies that should’ve been seen as much a classic holiday film like another of Hughes’ movies “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” but as that movie has gone on to be a classic, this one has faded into obscurity, but why is that? It’s not as bad as the series one of the actor’s in this movie says it is. (Cut to the clip from “Married With Children” as Al Bundy complains about the movie “Dutch”, Cut to clips of the movie “Dutch” as James does a voiceover)
So today, Dutch Dooley and the misadventures he has with Doyle, A snobby little sheltered brat who doesn’t care for anyone but finally gets his eyes opened as to how the world he lives in is not the same as the real world gets it’s just dues!
Is this movie a Turkey? Or is it a Thanksgiving Classic that has earned it’s spot on the Thanksgiving table? Find Out Here