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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees, Amos and Theodore.

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Amos and Theodore the two bumbling outlaw wannabees from The Apple Dumpling Gang are back. They are trying to make it on their own. When they arrive at the town they are going to, all sorts of things go awry. They accidentally subdue the town's legendary lawman, Wooly Bill Hitchcock thus enraging him into tracking them down. They also are accused of bank robbery. And they "enlist" in the army, and burn down the fort. Amid all this the army is beseiged by someone stealing their supplies. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Richard X. Slattery's final film. See more »

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The name of Amos's donkey is Clarice, but it's clearly a male donkey. See more »

Quotes

Theodore Olevie: First thing we're going to do is open a bank account.
Amos Tucker: Now, is that different from opening a safe?
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Follows The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) See more »

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Constructive Chaos
13 August 2007 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Don't watch this if you are sad. There's a strange dynamic in humor, having to do with happy endings. Happy isn't happy.

The standard model is two dummies who do everything wrong. As the story progresses, more and more damage is done, and the plight of the comics gets worse and worse. For some reason, their disaster makes us feel lighter. Its such a strong model that when we deviate from it, we notice.

Then, at some point, someone — possibly Disney — changed the formula to what we have here. The guys are stupid as usual. They destroy everything as usual. They humiliate the policeman (or other authority figure) as usual. What's new is that it all adds up to them being celebrated for some unintended good.

For some reason, the effect is to make us feel worse. It was only with Peter Seller's Jacques Clouseau that the hero was so profoundly clueless (and French, extra clueless because he was french) that the adjusted formula works.

The only value in this is the performance of Ken Mars as the tortured sheriff.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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