Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic ...
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Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to dispose of his date's dead dog Jasper and get back to the babe who's so hot she mutters darkly about being a Pressure Cooker: his conventional efforts are continually thwarted. Quaid is respected by the peculiar groups he interests in the dog's corpse and effects, and our one-gloved heroine is much keener on him than on her rather lackluster date. Written by
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The character of Jack Cloud was originally scripted as a black Caribbean man and Little Richard was suggested for the role. Whoopi Goldberg was then slated to play Jack before withdrawing from the role. See more »
This movie I watch whenever it is on a movie channel. It is funny, thought provoking and quirky beyond words. Well acted with Randy Quaid in his best form ever. Traversing a lot of territory in only one night, starting with a simple comedic premise and finding resolution by the complete transformation of a yuppie. Street gangs, furriers, Asian restaurants, sexy propositions all teem up for a comedy that is worth the time. A sleeper on most lists. Netflix doesn't have it but Amazon.com does. It's repeated often on the movie channels. It's one of my favorite movies of all time and I can't believe the lack of comments on this well-crafted homage to Jasper. Check it out!
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