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The production is low. The acting is bad. The cookies are horrible. But
that is what makes Traxx such a great film! The plot is not overwrought
and deep, but it holds its own. What you are left with is over-the-top
action and campy fun. Each of the characters is unique and quotable.
This film remains probably the most oft-quoted movies of all time
between me and my family and friends.
There was no attempt to make this movie low budget, naturally. That is what makes the entire package worth multiple views. Unlike the trendy, big budget "under the radar" releases today that try to fit the low-budget profile (and all the while most remain overrated and under deserving), Traxx succeeds because it is the real deal. It is underrated and most deserving. Watching the main character (Traxx) almost break character and begin to laugh as the one-shot-only pyrotechnics go off around him (you cannot script that). The Guzik Brothers hit squad is so brutal and self centered, yet they do not have to demand more screen time from the viewer: you will demand it of them.
This movie is the only reason I still have my VCR hooked up.
This film is very funny, although it is currently our of print. If you desire a cheesy 1980's film that puts a mercenary into the competitive cookie business...this is your film. Shadoe is hilarious! Precilla Barnes is also very good as the mayor of the town that Shadoe Stevens tries to "tame" in order to fund his cookie business. The only problem is that he can not cook! This film is classic overdone male machismo, wrapped up in cookie dough. Yes, it is predictable, but very funny nonetheless. As far as I know, this is the only film where Shadoe Stevens is the star. He became famous for doing the voice tracks and announcements for the original Hollywood Squares.
So what if it's ULTRA-80's!!! It made me laugh for at least an hour after I was through seeing it. If you like "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" then this will be right up your alley. If only it had been successful... Oh well. Shadoe Stevens is my new hero!
I truly believe that anyone who's a fan of clever writing, plot twists,
suspense, great action sequences and drama.............should never
watch this film looking for those things! They should watch it,
however, to have a good laugh at how bad a movie can truly be. Every
second of this movie is entertaining for the sheer fact that it is one
of the worst movies ever made. Shadoe Stevens performance is horrible.
I love it!!! Someone who can be so unashamedly cheesy and yet so suave
at the same time has my respect for all time. If you love laughing at
bad movies, Traxx is for you. I'll end with a quote from the theme
"having trouble with some maniacs?
send for traxx"
For anyone to really enjoy this wacky movie...i think you have to be just as wacky. The acting i think is rather good but the movie looks as if they have trimmed it down somewhat. Then again it could be just the budget maybe. Reminds me of Legend when i first seen it..... hmmmmmm LOL . I love this movie as it has some of the funniest moments and lines that you can only hear in it. i won't quote anything from it as this site has everything you need to know about it. If you love movies like loaded weapon...then chance a rental if you can find it. You won't be disappointed !!!
I have to agree with Robert, the funniest scene in the movie is the farting/exploding scene. When you see this movie, just put your brain on neutral. And you will enjoy it to the maximum. The plot makes no sense and that is why it is a great movie to watch. I just hope that they release it on DVD. And where the heck is Shadoe Stevens now ? I just bought the VHS tape again and I am planning to make my now grown up daughters see it. Slowly bringing them up to date with bad movies. :)And that one was number one on my list. I am sure they will thank me for it. I am sorry but a fart is always a hysterical thing. And the idea that this guy farts enough to fill the car with the necessary gas to produce an explosion....well all I can say to that is I am sure that a lot of people out there had those kinds of days.
Is it brilliant? The best darn parody since "Airplane"? Nah. But me and
my drunken undergrad buddies thought it was funny enough to rent it
more than a couple of times back in the early '90s. And I wouldn't mind
another look at it, I tell you what.
It was funny enough for an evening. Better than the average sitcom anyway.
Gosh. Apparently, I need to write 10 lines. But this little movie is not really worth an additional character study, plot analysis or other academic exercises. It was fun but no more essential than this useless padding.
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A lot of people are badmouthing this movie and, personally, I can't see why.
This film is absolutely hilarious.
True, in places it has little to no production value, but c'mon man, a guy farts in a car and it blows up, what's not to love?
And the jokes "I'll make a kiddie caddie float" while threatening to drown a bunch of kids tied to a cadillac, and "Deiter lost a litre" after his sidekick gets shot. These two lines alone had me laughing at the sheer stupidity of the movie.
If you somehow happen across this movie, I would recommend doing it with some friends and some liquor, as a good time will almost certainly ensue.
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Watch "Commando" or any other Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Segal, etc. action flick and then throw this in as the back half of the double-feature. In fact, make it a triple feature and throw "Big Trouble in Little China" in the mix. If you don't get at least one laugh out of watching this, you take your action movies way too seriously. The scene in the limo where the villains are tossing grenades, running down bicyclists and making someone sing "Old McDonald Had a Farm" with a gun to his head (What sounds does a gazelle make?) should be required viewing for anyone making a film with bad guys in it. If your villain isn't at least as crazy as these guys, go back to the drawing board. Pop some corn, drink some adult beverages, and park your brain - this is a great cheesy movie.
I worked as an atmosphere person on this film while it was shooting on the back lot in Wilmington, North Carolina. I was a drunken cowboy, a customer in the whorehouse parlor whose pocket was being picked by a scantily dressed employee, who was in fact a well brought up Southern Baptist girl who giggled nervously as I nuzzled her belly. My son Josh, an adopted Korean who was about eight at the time, was also an atmosphere person, playing one of the children in a kind of day care center in the whorehouse, genuinely startled when the door burst open because the move hadn't been announced. Now, as an insider on this project, I agree with other reviewers that this is one of the rottenest filthiest and altogether most execrable movies ever committed to film, the absolute nadir. I disagree with one reviewer's comment, however. The funniest gag is not the credit card decals on the whorehouse door. It is the scene in which Robert Davi (a competent actor, reserved guy, and stone opera fan) releases an inhuman amount of intestinal gas inside a closed vehicle while laughing hysterically, then lights a cigar, during which feckless act the car blows up. That's the funniest gag.
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