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DAWN:PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY (1976). The always entertaining PSYCHOTRONIC magazine referred to DAWN as "..the Drive-In comes to America's Living Room" as the TV film can get quite tawdry. Dawn (Eve Plumb from THE BRADY BUNCH-!) is fed up with her dull life and alcoholic mother and decides to head to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the streets are tough and finding it impossible to get a job, she has to resort to teen prostitution. Luckily, She has a friend who also is a prostiture, so He can understand her dilemma and offer her some stability, although she sure doesn't seem appreciative. Throughout, she sounds like a snippy Jan Brady. Some coolness factor added with Bo Hopkins as a pimp, Georg Sanford Brown (THE ROOKIES, STIR CRAZY) as a tough talking yet emphatic Parole office as well as Suzanne Crough (Tracy from THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY) also playing a runaway. Even more coolness factor added by having "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways playing on the soundtrack. **1/2
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Old 07-05-2024, 04:42 AM
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THE HOWLING 2: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF (1985). For years, I've heard nothing but bad about this and after finally seeing it yesterday,I must confess that the negativity was punctuated with too much kindness. H2YSIAW is truly one of the worst, poorly put together and ridiculous films I've ever seen. The acting isn't good (especially the two leads), the werewolf effects look hokey and WHAT is with the awful band being allowed to play the same song so many times. Christopher Lee, in what must have been a "Mortgage" role slums throughout (I came across a website with a review and a photo of him "...looking like He wants to die". Sybil Danning looks lovely and she provides the film with any spark it might have. She had requested not to do so much nudity and a compromise of sorts was reached. Her bit is lovely as always, but the producers pulled a sneaky move and justifiably Sybil was not happy about it. Pass this by and watch the great original. 1/2
In a documentary that Christopher Lee did, he said about Howling II "the less said about that the better."
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Old 07-07-2024, 12:35 AM
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In a documentary that Christopher Lee did, he said about Howling II "the less said about that the better."

I can imagine him saying that

J.D.'S REVENGE (1976). Kind of a goofy premise, but quite entertaining tale of a young law student/taxi driver who is persuaded by his wife and their friends to go out to relax. First to a Strip Joint (This wouldn't be my idea of a couple's evening out, but what the heck!) then to a hypnotist. While under hypnosis, the spirit of a long dead gangster/black marketeer/all around bad ass enters his body for revenge on the people who murdered him. It's kind of funny seeing Glynn Turman (RAISIN IN THE SUN, SUPER 8 and great as Mayor Royce on THE WIRE) go from a burned out albeit lovable guy into a jive talking , street hustling, hyper sexual, violent Bad-Ass MoFo! You'll love the hair style and outfits He ends up wearing. I had wanted to see this for some time and certainly not bad at all. ***
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