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Dead Solid Perfect (1988)

Randy Quaid stars as Kenny Lee, a talented but underachieving pro golfer trying to break through on the tour while learning that the most important things in life go far beyond the game.

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Kenny Lee
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Beverly T. Lee
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Hubert 'Bad Hair' Wimberly
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Spec
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Katie Beth Smithern
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Grover Scomer
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Made for Cable TV movie. A second-string pro golfer desprate for his shot at success tours the country. A realisting view of his adventures (or lack of them) while he tours the country. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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I worked as an extra in this movie…
20 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

…however, when it was finally released, and I watched it, I really didn't find it all that impressive.  About the only thing really worthwhile about this movie is that there's one point where I can point to a vague bluish blur, and tell anyone else present "that's me".

  There was one thing that struck me about this movie.  I am aware of a culture within the entertainment industry that seems to think that in order to be any good, a movie has to contain a fair amount of obscene language, nudity, gratuitous sex, and other similar garbage.  In watching this movie, it seems to me that its makers felt compelled to include a certain amount of this, but that they felt that doing so would interfere with the story they were trying to tell.  So what they did was to cram as much of it as they could into about the first 15 or 20 minutes of the movie; and then — having got that out of the way — they then went on to tell the story with very little further inclusion of such material.  You could completely cut out the first 15 or 20 minutes of the movie, and not miss it; and what remains could be shown on network TV during prime time very little further editing for content.


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