Why Me? (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 April 1990 (USA)
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A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the CIA.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
June Daley
Bruno Daley
Francis Mahoney
Gregory Millar ...
Wendel Meldrum ...
Gatou Vardebedian
John Hancock ...
Benjy Klopzik
Thomas Callaway ...
René Assa ...
Bob the Turk
Sebastian Massa ...
Tiny's Sidekick
Kate Benton ...
Jack Heller ...
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A jewel thief, his wacky sidekick, and his girlfriend are chased around Los Angeles by cops, the Cia, terrorists and Turkish government agents after they steal a sacred ruby, the Byzantine Fire. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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David Jackson was originally set to direct before Gene Quintano stepped in. See more »


June Daley: What did you do to my living room?
Bruno: The same thing you did to your bedroom.
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Why Me?
Words & Music by Steve Wood and Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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I've seen worse Lambert films...
12 May 1999 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Well, I've seen Adrenaline, anyway. And... no, that's about it.

Why Me? sort of falls between two stools: it's not shoulder-dislocatingly funny either by intention or by good old-fashioned ineptitude, which makes watching it a bit of a pointless exercise. The old jewel-thieves-in-over-their-heads caper has been done to death, and the combination of Christophers Lambert and Lloyd provides the film with a distinct reek of B-list. Neither are wacky enough to be engaging for very long: Lloyd's clearly only there for the money, and you get the impression that Lambert's actually toning down his natural dementia. He's one of the most charismatic actors around, but it's just not given the chance to shine through here. (Only one "heh heh heh" as well. Or perhaps there were more during the times I fell asleep.)

So then, Why Me?: brief moments of promise amidst the sadly overwhelming boredom and confusion. No wonder nobody's ever heard of it.

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