Paul Crump, age 22, was caught up in a failed robbery with four other black men and was sentenced to die in the electric chair. Friedkin so believed in Crump's innocence that he made The People vs. Paul Crump in order to save his life.
Done in a similar style to the musical duo's TV show "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour", this film is more a series of unconnected skits and parodies than a single running plot. When Sonny gets offered a role in a movie, he talks Cher into giving it a try. The proposed script, however, turns out to be awful, but in order to get out of doing this stinker of a project, Sonny has just ten days to come with his own better script. The rest of the film follows his daydreams as he plots out possible storylines starring him as a Wild West sheriff, a jungle king, and as a private eye. Written by
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Yes, the movie has good music, but when you compare this with Sonny & Cher's other work, this is the worst I have seen. The film is stuffed with visual montages, & a meaningless plot. Sadly the movie has a lot of eye candy but not enough shots of a young, prime hard bodied Cher. The film does not have any humor which is what made their Variety show go. That element missing is the biggest problem, as I can only wonder why it was left out. Drama from Sonny & Cher puts you to sleep, & serious scenes from a couple whose only serious accomplishments in their lives is their music just doesn't work. The only thing that gets 1 point from me is the nostalgia value because other than that, this film is a total zero.
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