FP009: “Laugh-a While You Can, Monkey Boy!”


What do you get when you combine Doc Savage, Thomas Pynchon, Orson Welles, H.G. Wells, Saturday Matinee Serials, Rock ‘N’ Roll, “B” Westerns, brain surgery, and Red & Black Lectroids? One of the best, most enduring and most neglected perfect movies of all time. The loyal following for this movie surely rivals The Rocky Horror Picture Show, albeit with less costuming and no toast being thrown at the screen. The amazing cast includes Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Clancy Brown, Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli, Dan Hedaya, Lewis Smith, Matt Clark, Rosalind Cash, and Carl Lumbley, to name a few. It was great fun to profile this film, especially as it has finally been released in a lovingly crafted (except for the cover) super-deluxe widescreen DVD to be enjoyed over and over again. Remember: “No matter where you go...there you are!”

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