Saturday, December 17, 2005

"The Wild West Adventures Of A Strictly Kosher Cowboy"

Finally, lost classic The Frisco Kid, starring Gene Wilder and a young Harrison Ford, will be out on DVD in February 2006. Directed by Rober Aldrich (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen) and co-written by Michael Elias (The Jerk), Frisco Kid follows Polish yeshiva shlemeil Avram Belinski (Wilder) on his mission across the Wild West to San Francisco, where he has promised to head a synagogue. On the way, he meets desperado Tommy Dillard (Ford), who helps guide him across the country. Contrary to what Roger Ebert might tell you, this is one of the funniest movies ever made - Gene Wilder is a genius, and it's possible the only time in Harrison Ford's career where he was required to actually act. And in case you were wondering (which you were), this was made post Episode IV and pre Episode V. If I only I could have it in time for Christmas movie-and-Chinese day!

Don't smile, look sad,


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