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Once Upon a Crime
Released in VHS Tape by Mgm/Ua Studios (16 April, 1996)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Director: Eugene Levy
Starring: John Candy, James Belushi, and Cybill Shepherd
Average review score:

For dachshund lovers...
It's right up there with The Ugly Dachshund & Mon Oncle Hulot for excellent doxie scene-stealing. Plus this has the extra premium of the lovely Sean Young. Yum.

Once Upon A Crime
I'll Be the first one to admidt that this film is not for everybody. I Myself Just Can't seem to get enough of it.I saw this film when it was first released and thought ok, but about half a hear or so ago I Was looking threw a Bargin Basket and decided to buy it for it's five dollar price tag. A few weeks later I finnaly Started watching it and it seemed like I had sleep through it when I first veiwed it several years earlier. I could not get enough of this all star cast, John Candy, Cybill Shepperd, John Belushi, And Richard Lewis. Be Sure to look for Eugene Leavy's Great Cameo. Altough I CATION you that if you don't enjoy these stars or SCTV.then you may think this is a crime.

Money, Murder and a Dachshund! What more could you ask for?!
I really liked this movie! Yes, it is a bit silly, but it is a movie for the whole family to enjoy! Plus, it is set in Monte Carlo with (the late)John Candy and a Dachshund! I also liked the music, and George Hamilton is a spanish gigolo playboy with a great tan. Also, the several sub-plots, especially with Cybil Sheppard, I thought was played very well. Oh, yes, don't forget the murder of the unseen Dachshund owner! Overall I really enjoyed it and have seen it several times.


Curly Sue
Released in VHS Tape by Warner Studios (07 January, 1997)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Director: John Hughes
Starring: James Belushi and Kelly Lynch
Average review score:

Sweet "Orphan Annie-ish" Formula Comedy/Tear Jerker
Writer/Director John Hughes covered all bases (as usual) with this bitter-sweet "Sunday Afternoon" family movie. "Curly Sue" is a sweet, precocious orphan, cared for from infancy by "Bill". The pair live off their witts as they travel the great US of A. Fate matches them with a "very pretty" yuppie lawyer, and the rest is predictable.

Kids will love this film, as they can relate to the heroine, played by 9 year old Alisan Poter (who went on to be the "you go girl!" of Pepsi commercials). The character is supposed to be about 6 or 7, as she is urged to think about going to school. Some of her vocabulary suggests that she is every day of 9 or older.

Similar to "Home Alone", there is plenty of slap-stick and little fists punching big fat chins. Again, this is "formula" film making, aimed at a young audience. Entertaining and heartwarming. Don't look for any surprises, but be prepared to shed a tear or two.****

Great!
This is a really good film! James Belushi stars as a con-man stuck with a cute little girl with curly hair. In another one of their typical cons, they hit the jackpot. They get taken in by Kelly Lynch, who plays a tough, no nonsense attorney. She lets them stay the night after she hits Belushi with her car and eventually they make their way into her heart as well. Of course, this is a John Hughes film, and they always have an underlying dark theme to them (this film is no exception), but all in all it is a great movie. Little Curly Sue will steal your heart. Want a feel good movie with a happy ending? Voila!

Sweet!
I love Jim Belushi and this is one of my favorite movies of his, it's a cute and sweet comedy about a con artist and an adorable little girl with curly hair. Jim Belushi is great and so is adorable Alisan Porter as Curly Sue.

I wish this sweet movie was on DVD and in widescreen!


Curly Sue
Released in VHS Tape by Warner Studios (07 January, 1997)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Director: John Hughes
Starring: James Belushi and Kelly Lynch
Average review score:

Sweet "Orphan Annie-ish" Formula Comedy/Tear Jerker
Writer/Director John Hughes covered all bases (as usual) with this bitter-sweet "Sunday Afternoon" family movie. "Curly Sue" is a sweet, precocious orphan, cared for from infancy by "Bill". The pair live off their witts as they travel the great US of A. Fate matches them with a "very pretty" yuppie lawyer, and the rest is predictable.

Kids will love this film, as they can relate to the heroine, played by 9 year old Alisan Poter (who went on to be the "you go girl!" of Pepsi commercials). The character is supposed to be about 6 or 7, as she is urged to think about going to school. Some of her vocabulary suggests that she is every day of 9 or older.

Similar to "Home Alone", there is plenty of slap-stick and little fists punching big fat chins. Again, this is "formula" film making, aimed at a young audience. Entertaining and heartwarming. Don't look for any surprises, but be prepared to shed a tear or two.****

Great!
This is a really good film! James Belushi stars as a con-man stuck with a cute little girl with curly hair. In another one of their typical cons, they hit the jackpot. They get taken in by Kelly Lynch, who plays a tough, no nonsense attorney. She lets them stay the night after she hits Belushi with her car and eventually they make their way into her heart as well. Of course, this is a John Hughes film, and they always have an underlying dark theme to them (this film is no exception), but all in all it is a great movie. Little Curly Sue will steal your heart. Want a feel good movie with a happy ending? Voila!

Sweet!
I love Jim Belushi and this is one of my favorite movies of his, it's a cute and sweet comedy about a con artist and an adorable little girl with curly hair. Jim Belushi is great and so is adorable Alisan Porter as Curly Sue.

I wish this sweet movie was on DVD and in widescreen!


Angel's Dance
Released in VHS Tape by York Home Video (17 April, 2001)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: David L. Corley
Average review score:

For Kyle Chandler fans only
Being a fan of this film I was highly anticipating getting the DVD release. Unfortunately, for a purist DVD fan like myself, the quality was disappointing. On a scale of one to ten with ten being superb, the picture quality of this DVD was an eight if not a seven.This is a good movie, but I would wait until this is reissued on DVD with a better transfer (and the film is only two years old!!).

Funny
James Belushi and Sheryl Lee are quite good in their roles. The movie is an action comedy, and there are a lot of funny moments. The story is funny and unpredictable in the end, James Belushi is hilarious and Sheryl Lee is the film`s main atraction, she`s prouving here that she`s a talented actress without taking her dress off. And the end of the film is taking you by surprise.

Karate?
I started watching this movie by accident. I was sitting with two friends when we watched the scene with the bowling pins and the handgun. My friend fell out of his chair and I could not speak for several minutes. We had never seen the violence of a repressed bowler rendered in such elegant detail. After this, the movie transitions from scene to scene with an almost Zen-like abandon. Violence melts into lovemaking; libraries turn into war zones. Best of all, Belushi inhabits his character like a genie in a lamp. Somehow he finds a way to make the audience feel as though he is always just about to break into a flurry of karate moves. I'm not going to tell you if he ever unleashes his karate, but I will say that he was born to play this role.


Angels Dance
Released in VHS Tape by York Home Video (25 January, 2000)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: David L. Corley
Average review score:

For Kyle Chandler fans only
Being a fan of this film I was highly anticipating getting the DVD release. Unfortunately, for a purist DVD fan like myself, the quality was disappointing. On a scale of one to ten with ten being superb, the picture quality of this DVD was an eight if not a seven.This is a good movie, but I would wait until this is reissued on DVD with a better transfer (and the film is only two years old!!).

Funny
James Belushi and Sheryl Lee are quite good in their roles. The movie is an action comedy, and there are a lot of funny moments. The story is funny and unpredictable in the end, James Belushi is hilarious and Sheryl Lee is the film`s main atraction, she`s prouving here that she`s a talented actress without taking her dress off. And the end of the film is taking you by surprise.

Karate?
I started watching this movie by accident. I was sitting with two friends when we watched the scene with the bowling pins and the handgun. My friend fell out of his chair and I could not speak for several minutes. We had never seen the violence of a repressed bowler rendered in such elegant detail. After this, the movie transitions from scene to scene with an almost Zen-like abandon. Violence melts into lovemaking; libraries turn into war zones. Best of all, Belushi inhabits his character like a genie in a lamp. Somehow he finds a way to make the audience feel as though he is always just about to break into a flurry of karate moves. I'm not going to tell you if he ever unleashes his karate, but I will say that he was born to play this role.


The Best of Saturday Night Live: The Mr. Bill Collection
Released in VHS Tape by Anchor Bay Entertainment (29 September, 1998)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Directors: Claude Kerven, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli, and Paul Miller
One of the major breakout stars to come out of the first years of Saturday Night Live was not one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players, but was instead born from a bit of clay and the creative mind of Walter Williams.

The 18 shorts that comprise The Best of Saturday Night Live: The Mr. Bill Collection exemplify the humor and outrageousness that we have come to expect from Mr. Bill, Spot, Mr. Hands, and of course, Sluggo. The plots, and budget, may have been simple and at some times poorly executed, but they remain a catalyst of laughter and bring back memories of staying up late just to see what troubles would cause Bill to utter his famous phrase: "Ohh, nooo!!!" We are treated to classic Mr. Bill exploits, such as "Mr. Bill's Christmas Special," "Mr. Bill Goes to New York," and the inappropriately named "Mr. Bill Strikes Back," as well as a bonus "Public Service Announcement" relating to highway education.

Although the quality of the film is not always the best, the humor remains intact. In 50 minutes, The Best of Saturday Night Live: The Mr. Bill Collection illustrates how he was one of the show's brightest stars, all the while keeping his unkempt, independent charm. --Zachary Lively

Average review score:

Not as fun as when I was ten
I think if they had included the studio audience laugh track, it would be more fun to watch (kind of creepy without it). The later shorts do include the laugh track, which must have come from the SNL broadcasts.

Classic hilarity, abominable DVD
The "Mr. Bill" short films are as bizarrely endearing as ever, but the DVD is a disaster. (Note that all the earlier reviews are for the VHS tape.)

Here's the rub: ***ALL*** scanning and skipping functions are disabled throughout the entire disc! Want to go to the next film? Don't press the skip button; it won't work. You have to go back to the tedious menu and arrow your way slowly to the episode you want. Want to back up or fast forward a little in the film you're watching? Sorry, but there's no way AT ALL to do that.

This disc is a cruel joke and should be withdrawn. It cannot be recommended at all as issued, though I found it impossible to give poor Mr. Bill only one star....

so what
can't rewind a one minute film? Who cares? You DVD nerds are the worst.
The menu is cute.


Mr. Bill Collection
Released in VHS Tape by Anchor Bay Entertainment (01 May, 1993)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Directors: Claude Kerven, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli, and Paul Miller
One of the major breakout stars to come out of the first years of Saturday Night Live was not one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players, but was instead born from a bit of clay and the creative mind of Walter Williams.

The 18 shorts that comprise The Best of Saturday Night Live: The Mr. Bill Collection exemplify the humor and outrageousness that we have come to expect from Mr. Bill, Spot, Mr. Hands, and of course, Sluggo. The plots, and budget, may have been simple and at some times poorly executed, but they remain a catalyst of laughter and bring back memories of staying up late just to see what troubles would cause Bill to utter his famous phrase: "Ohh, nooo!!!" We are treated to classic Mr. Bill exploits, such as "Mr. Bill's Christmas Special," "Mr. Bill Goes to New York," and the inappropriately named "Mr. Bill Strikes Back," as well as a bonus "Public Service Announcement" relating to highway education.

Although the quality of the film is not always the best, the humor remains intact. In 50 minutes, The Best of Saturday Night Live: The Mr. Bill Collection illustrates how he was one of the show's brightest stars, all the while keeping his unkempt, independent charm. --Zachary Lively

Average review score:

Not as fun as when I was ten
I think if they had included the studio audience laugh track, it would be more fun to watch (kind of creepy without it). The later shorts do include the laugh track, which must have come from the SNL broadcasts.

Classic hilarity, abominable DVD
The "Mr. Bill" short films are as bizarrely endearing as ever, but the DVD is a disaster. (Note that all the earlier reviews are for the VHS tape.)

Here's the rub: ***ALL*** scanning and skipping functions are disabled throughout the entire disc! Want to go to the next film? Don't press the skip button; it won't work. You have to go back to the tedious menu and arrow your way slowly to the episode you want. Want to back up or fast forward a little in the film you're watching? Sorry, but there's no way AT ALL to do that.

This disc is a cruel joke and should be withdrawn. It cannot be recommended at all as issued, though I found it impossible to give poor Mr. Bill only one star....

so what
can't rewind a one minute film? Who cares? You DVD nerds are the worst.
The menu is cute.


K-911
Released in VHS Tape by Universal Studios (29 May, 2001)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Average review score:

If it wasn't for the dogs...
The movie itself is basically entertaining, if you are a fan of the first then you will like this one. The K-9's are what carry this movie and Belushi's lighthearted humor helps alot. The only thing I did not like about this movie was the constant bickering between Belushi and the female costar, we get the point after the first argument!But after we get past those scenes the movie seems to pick up and go. As for Jerry Lee (Mac The Dog), I have always liked him and was very glad to see him in a motion picture again.

K-911 out-standingly funny
This was an excellent movie. I had seen the first one and thought it was good but this one is even better. I had friends over and we watched it and we all laughed at some of the scenes in this movie. all I can say is its an excellent movie and everyone who loves a great comedy should either watch it or do as I will when it becomes available in the store is to buy it. my Queation is how soon will it be available to the public to buy?

Man's Best Friend and Protector
Title: K-911 (1999) 1 Hour 31 Minutes
Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Comedy
Actor: James Belushi
Actress: Christine Tucci
Closed Captioned and in Color

Detective Dooley is an overweight, unconditioned middle aged detective and his partner is an aging 4 legged canine by the name of Jerry Lee that are still fighting crime. They are paired with Christine Tucci as Sargent Wells and a very disciplined Doberman by the name of Zeus. Detective Dooley doesn't want the help of Sargent Wells or Zeus, but together they make a great foursome.

This is a hillarious movie rated PG 13 and I recommend it to everyone.


K-911
Released in VHS Tape by Universal Studios (29 May, 2001)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Average review score:

If it wasn't for the dogs...
The movie itself is basically entertaining, if you are a fan of the first then you will like this one. The K-9's are what carry this movie and Belushi's lighthearted humor helps alot. The only thing I did not like about this movie was the constant bickering between Belushi and the female costar, we get the point after the first argument!But after we get past those scenes the movie seems to pick up and go. As for Jerry Lee (Mac The Dog), I have always liked him and was very glad to see him in a motion picture again.

K-911 out-standingly funny
This was an excellent movie. I had seen the first one and thought it was good but this one is even better. I had friends over and we watched it and we all laughed at some of the scenes in this movie. all I can say is its an excellent movie and everyone who loves a great comedy should either watch it or do as I will when it becomes available in the store is to buy it. my Queation is how soon will it be available to the public to buy?

Man's Best Friend and Protector
Title: K-911 (1999) 1 Hour 31 Minutes
Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Comedy
Actor: James Belushi
Actress: Christine Tucci
Closed Captioned and in Color

Detective Dooley is an overweight, unconditioned middle aged detective and his partner is an aging 4 legged canine by the name of Jerry Lee that are still fighting crime. They are paired with Christine Tucci as Sargent Wells and a very disciplined Doberman by the name of Zeus. Detective Dooley doesn't want the help of Sargent Wells or Zeus, but together they make a great foursome.

This is a hillarious movie rated PG 13 and I recommend it to everyone.


Best of Saturday Night Live: Jerry Seinfeld
Released in VHS Tape by Anchor Bay Entertainment (18 November, 1993)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Directors: Claude Kerven, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli, and Paul Miller
Average review score:

This tape is a collector's item.
This tape is more of a "must have" for Jerry Seinfeld fans or diehard SNL fans. For others, you may want to think twice before spending good money on this one. That is only because of the length, a mere 32 minutes (and that includes the video company's opening credits). The comedic skits and comedy bits are very good. I believe this originally aired in 1992, a couple of years BEFORE the TV show "Seinfeld" hit its prime. Jerry's fans will like this tape a lot. Especially the "Superman" sketch and the "game show" sketch (where the contestants answer questions, using Jerry's trademark delivery style). Again, if you're a fan of anything "Seinfeld," grab it while you can. It already seems like a collector's item to me. If you're an SNL fan, be aware that the only skits on this tape (except for the opening bit, before the monologue) are the ones in which Jerry appear. The episode's other skits are not included. For fans of both Seinfeld and SNL, definitely purchase it.

Highly enjoyable. Jerry at his Jerry-best.
This is a very enjoyable video if you are a Jerry Seinfeld fan. It starts with a sketch (4.10 minutes) with Phil Hartman playing Clinton and Dana Carvey playing Brown. They are talking about a political debate they are about to have.

Then comes Jerry Seinfeld's monologue (6.1 minutes), which consists of some material any fan will be familiar with because it is also covered in his book SEINLANGUAGE and in his stand up act I'M TELLING YOU FOR THE LAST TIME (available on VHS and DVD). My favorite part of this bit is when he talks about the water at the edge of the runway at La Guardia Airport. I know exactly what he is talking about; it is kind of freaky to be in a plane going down a runway that ends at a body of water. Jerry suggests that they put piranha in the water to make the experience even more pleasant.

"Stand Up and Win" (8.26 minutes) is the first sketch we see Jerry in. In this sketch, Jerry is the talk show host of a game that tests contestants' knowledge of commedian catch phrases. Jerry gives a question, and the guys have to answer with a "Jerry" response. Also in this sketch are: Dana Carvey, Rob Schneider, and Adam Sandler.

"Make You Think" (6.28 minutes) has Jerry as an exasperated high school teacher. His students are incredibly dense as he tries to teach them about World War II. I really enjoyed this sketch because one of my favorite SNL alumni is in it, Ellen Cleghorn. And Jerry makes a very good teacher, if only his students weren't so dumb (one student being Chris Rock, and another being an even-skinnier-than-usual David Spade).

Probably the best part of the video is "Superman" (4.32 minutes). In this sketch Jerry plays the man he will always be famous for wanting to be: The Man of Steel. Jerry as Superman is being interviewed on the radio by a radio personality played by Phil Hartman.

"Goodnight" (1.31 minutes) is just the standard "Thank you for watching, Goodnight" thing that all SNL hosts do after the show with the cast standing behind them. Apparenlty Annie Lennox was the musical guest that night, because she is in the crowd.

I'm not exactly sure what the original air date was, but it was obviously in the very early 90s - probably 1992 or 1993. And my only complaint is that I believe that they failed to include all sketches that made it into the original airing. .

Other than that, what Jerry fan could ask for more? The Patron Saint of Mr. Average playing Superman. This is why we love him.

A real classic - collector's item
If you can still get your hands on this one, do it. This features Jerry at his younger comedian days along with the talented crews at Saturday Night Live. See how his nothingness evolved into His Royal Nothingness.


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