Friday, August 2, 2013

Let's Watch "Running Scared" This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM



It's a new month (wait, when did that happen?), so there's new stuff to stream on Netflix. This might not be interesting to you, as you could have a life and/or interests that involve leaving the house, but for someone of my social status, something new to watch is a biggish deal. There are some actual films of some cultural significance joining the streaming lineup (Do the Right Thing, a bunch of James Bond movies, The Breakfast Club), but what I'll be watching tonight and as many times as I can get away with? The Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal vehicle Running Scared from 1986.

The story of two wacky cops with unorthodox methods running afoul of their hard-nosed old school boss and trying to close one last case before retiring together, it's truly a cinema classic. Plus, the soundtrack featured songs by Klymaxx, New Edition, Ready for the World and the Michael McDonald jam "Sweet Freedom" (seen above). 

Oh, the adventure and hilarity! They'll drive that stuck-up captain crazy! Will they ever get to open that bar in Key West? So many questions and so much enjoyment. Feel free to use the comment section as a forum for discussing the depth of this film's meaning and nuance.

Oh, and the most recent episodes of Breaking Bad are on there now, ahead of this month's final-season premiere. That too.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Dan Gibson

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Hip Hop Yoga

Hip Hop Yoga @ Floor Polish

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Summer Safari Nights

Summer Safari Friday Nights 2018 Date: Every Friday until August 3, 2018 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm… More

@ Reid Park Zoo Fri., May 18, 6-8 p.m., Fri., May 25, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 1, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 8, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 15, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 22, 6-8 p.m., Fri., June 29, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 6, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 13, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 20, 6-8 p.m., Fri., July 27, 6-8 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 3, 6-8 p.m. 3400 E Zoo Court

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Weekly List: 19 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: It's Getting Real (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Saving the Sanctuary: Tucson City Council Pushes for Historic Status for Midtown Benedictine Monastery as Development Battle Intensifies (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Zari Needs a Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Cargo (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation