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Movie Movie (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Sport  |  15 June 1979 (Ireland)
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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloves Malloy / Spats Baxter
Betsy McGuire / Isobel Stuart
Peanuts / Jinks Murphy
Vince Marlow / Pop
Joey Popchik
Troubles Moran
Mama Popchik / Mrs. Updike
Michael Kidd ...
Pop Popchik
Angie Popchik
Johnny Danko / Dick Cummings
Doctor Blaine / Doctor Bowers
Clay Hodges ...
Sailor Lawson
George P. Wilbur ...
Tony Norton
Peter Stader ...
Barney Keegle (as Peter T. Stader)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
The Announcer (as James Lennon)


Three movie genres of the 1930s are satirized in this spoof of the traditional double feature. In "Dynamite Hands" a delivery boy turns prizefighter in order to raise enough money for his kid sister's eye operation. Later, however, he turns his back on his father-figure manager and librarian girlfriend when he is distracted by a flashy gangster and sexy night club diva. Intermission has a coming-attractions trailer for "Zero Hour," a World War I aviation drama. In the second feature, "Baxter's Beauties of 1933" a Broadway impresario hears he has only a month to live and is determined to mount one more hit on the boards. When his drunken diva of a star cannot go on opening night, he finds that the ingénue he chooses to replace her is his long-estranged daughter, whom he has not seen since she was a girl. All three stories feature the same cast in repertoire. Written by

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Director Stanley Donen has two uncredited cameo roles in the film. In "Dynamite Hands" he plays the nightclub emcee who introduces Troubles Moran. In "Baxter's Beauties" he is the cab driver who is surprised by a large tip from George C. Scott playing musical producer Spats Baxter. See more »


Vince Marlow: The thing of it is...
Vince Marlow: I don't keep that kind of cash around.
Joey Popchik: You got it, and I want it!
Vince Marlow: That's right. I got it and you want it and you'll get it when I give it! Got it?
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It'll put a smile on your face
19 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

For anyone who has grown up loving Hollywood musicals, the second half of this film is an absolute joy. Stanley Donen, who has arguably directed the greatest of these, had a chance to create an homage to them which includes every silly musical plot and song and dance device he could think of. Barry Bostwick's first number will knock your socks off and the finale (including dancers on bikes!) will put a grin on your face from start to finish. Watch for Stanley Donen's cameo as a cab driver.

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