Based on the 60's-era cartoon of the same name. Royal Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-right is busy keeping the peace in his small mountain town when his old rival, Snidely Whiplash, comes up with a plot to buy all the property in town, then start a phony gold rush by seeding the river with nuggets. Can this well-meaning (though completely incompetent) Mountie stop Whiplash's evil plan? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The scene of Snidely Whiplash landing at the Kumquat Nation is a parody of the famous footage of Douglas MacArthur walking ashore Leyte Island, The Philippines after it was liberated in 1944. See more »
When the Mounties ride to the rescue, the bugle call on the sound track is a U.S. Calvary call. See more »
Snidely K. 'Whip' Whiplash:
[after boulders come rolling down the hill at them]
That's not fair! They've got rocks! All we've got are these machine guns. Oh, mother of pearl, here comes another one.
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Eric Idle is credited simply as "Prospector", despite the fact that his character's name ("Kim J. Darling") is mentioned several times throughout the film. See more »
This actually wasn't as bad as you might think. It's harmless fluff, silly in many parts but also a movie filled with likable characters and good adult jokes that go over the kids' heads. It's clean stuff: references to other movies and things. It's one of these films you find yourself laughing more than the kids but the next day you really can't remember much that you saw. In other words, you will be entertained but it's not a memorable movie.
The horse might be in the running as the most memorable character in the film. Even the villain isn't despicable. He's more cartoon-like than evil. Alfred Molina does a nice job as "Snidely Whiplash." Eric Idle and Sarah Jessica Parker are also good in here.
Brendan Fraser, playing the title role, was on a role their for a couple of years, playing these silly, comedic roles and being successful in doing so (i.e. George Of The Jungle, Bedazzled, etc.)
Don't dismiss this as totally stupid. It will surprise you. All of us can use a good laugh and this movie provides plenty.
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