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W.B., Blue and the Bean (1989)

A trio of hapless bounty hunters are recruited by a shady bail bondsman to try to keep a witness in drug trial alive to testify.

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Annette 'Nettie' Ridgeway
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Three modern-day Los Angeles bounty hunters, known only by their code names, White Bread, Bean, and Blue, are hired by their bail bondsman boss to look after a wealthy heiress, named Nettie Ridgeway, whom witnessed the murder of a one-time boyfriend connected to a powerful Columbian drug cartel. When Nettie is abducted and taken to the cartel's hideout in Mexico, White Break, Bean and Blue are forced to travel south of the border to try to rescue her in time for her to testify against her boyfriend's killers. Written by Anonymous

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Did he finally get his big break, or will they break him?


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The movie's trailer is narrated by John Vernon, who also stars in the film. See more »

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White Bread: There's a time for shootin'... and a time for TALKIN'!
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A Very Entertaining Piece of Film
2 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After an heiress (Linda Blair) is kidnapped by some Colombians (played by Irish people) and brought to Mexico, three bail bondsmen must rescue her in order to collect their fees. But do not expect it to be easy when you are dealing with drug-running, gun-toting Colombians! Now, some people are quick to dismiss this as a cheesy David Hasselhoff film with poor video quality. Which, of course, it is. At least with the so-called "digitally remastered" version I own that is obvious a VHS transfer. But if you look past the video quality, you will see a really well-written, funny and entertaining film.

Hasselhoff is dashing and funny as White Bread, his mullet flowing in the wind. His two assistants, Blue and Bean, are equally amusing. Their boss is great -- and then Linda Blair! Oh my! Where else will you find this much talent and excitement packed into under two hours? Nowhere! Better than almost any Chuck Norris film you are going to find, and Hasselhoff delivers the goods.

Some plot questions arise... the Colombians (played by Irish actors) hanging out in Mexico... somehow mixed up with Iranians, and then with a billionaire oil man in California. There seems like there should be more to this. The tennis coach who gives lessons for $200 an hour, but is willing to get into gun fights for $800? That makes no sense.

The film is quite humorous, and it is easy to overlook the bizarre plot (and the fact that police never arrive despite car crashes and guns blazing). From the opening scene of the bondsman cursing his neighbors to the extreme stereotype of "the bean"... heck, even having the black man be a former football player seemed like a stereotype. But it is all done so tongue-in-cheek, it comes off as comedy brilliance.


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