Sunday, June 12, 2011

Play to Win

Scavenger Hunt (1979)
Dir - Michael Schultz

To initiate the uninitiated, BTSNAT (BTS Numb-A-Thon) is our lovely, now, biannual movie marathon that is all attendee programmed, kept secret (as much as possible) until right before the film and is capped off with film directed byt the namesake - Mr. Brian Trenchard-Smith. This year we did 8 total films, starting around 2pm and ending just before 4:30am. Glad to say I never fell asleep once and everything was great! Now, on with the films...

First up was Noah's (@noahphex) pick, a comedy he watched many times as a younger cinephile. This is a fun flick with a great ensemble cast (Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Roddy McDowall, Tony Randall, Willie Aames, Richard Mulligan and many more) all going for the $200 million inheritance from board game magnate Milton Parker (HA!). As with everything else in his life this is a game, a scavenger hunt. Whoever can amasse the most points by the end of the day gets the whole enchilada! Things get crazy and the jokes come fast and furious. Really fun times with this one and a whole boatload of fairly offensive racist jokes.

Bonus Fun Fact: There is a cameo by Meat Loaf as a tough biker. Unfortunately for him, thanks to the clips I've seen on The Soup recently now I can't look at the man without picturing him screaming and crying like a two-year-old over some "stolen" art supplies. Sigh.

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