Friday, February 08, 2008

Obscure Movie of the week: My Bodyguard




This is another classic movie that nearly everyone has forgotten. 1980's "My Bodyguard featured a young Matt Dillon who at the time had a rebilish reputation after 1979's Over the Edge. Also starring Adam Baldwin, who had studied for this role by getting the shit beat out of him by older brother Daniel. also starring a young and unknown Joan Cussack. The lead actor though is a Chris Makepeace, who I believe was molested by Bill Murray in 1979's Meatballs. The classic line from this masterpiece is when Matt Dillon finally get's his in the end and cries to young makepiece "You Broke My Nose". The best trivia though from this film is it featured a Tom Reilly who would go on to create the worlds largest gay and lesbian online community and a Hot Young Jennifer Beals, pre flashdance, who would later become everyones favorite lesbian on Showtimes "The L word"


5 comments:

Dirtylaundry said...

Goodpick. I remember they used to show Meatballs and this movie all the time on cable back in the day, and I figured that Makepeace kid was destined for stardom. Who knew it'd go to Matt Dillon instead? And Dillon was just the perfect bully/prick. I think Bsmoked would refer to him as "Clint Short".

Mackenzie said...

I happen to really enjoy the L Word (and Beals is top-notch)...the stories are complete shit but golly they do have some great lesbionics going on. I've tht about trying to discuss the show w.this real-life (& therefore homely) dyke im my office but I'm always worried I might offend her.

BSmokedTurkey said...

"I've tht about trying to discuss the show w.this real-life (& therefore homely) dyke im my office but I'm always worried I might offend her."

How could you possibly think you'd offend her?

Hot lesbians=unicorns They only exist in our imaginations.

-I've got no heartache with Clint Short. Was he considered a bully/prick?

Dirtylaundry said...

I can't remember, but this movie was always on cable when I was I think in 5th or 6th grade. Anywho, there was an older kid who was just the Matt Dillon character from this movie to a T. In fact, I could never see Matt Dillon as anything else until "There's Something About Mary." And he's really just a grown up version of the character from "My Bodyguard" if you think about it.

TravisRoastBeef said...

I remember seeing this movie as a kid and wanting to go to school the next day and bully some nerds around. Mac, Go to showtime.com, buy an L-word t-shirt, wear it to work and a conversation is sure to spark with this homely dyke.