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My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

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It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

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Credited cast:
Craig Hamann ...
Mickey Burnett
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Crystal Shaw ...
Misty
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Entertainment Magnate
Al Harrell ...
Clifford
Brenda Hillhouse ...
Wife
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Ex-Girlfriend
Stevo Polyi ...
Deejay
Alan Sanborn ...
Nutmeg, Radio Station Receptionist
Rich Turner ...
Oliver Brandon
Rowland Wafford ...
Lenny Otis
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It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

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The film was completed, but the final reel was destroyed in a lab fire that broke out during editing. The surviving part of the film was shown in part to a small crowd in early 1987. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Brandon: I see you like Elvis, huh? Yeah, that's nice, that's nice. I got an aunt that likes Elvis.
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References Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

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I Walk the Line
Performed by Johnny Cash
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Not exactly GOOD - but interesting all the same
28 September 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Based upon seeing what little footage remains of this movie, I don't think that the full-length version would have been a great movie. What's seen here is a jumble of different scenes that each advance the story very little. Tarantino clearly didn't yet have a full grasp of more proper ways to plot and execute a story. Still, despite this (and the very primative production values and acting), the footage is a fascinating cinematic document of sorts. The movie is full of ideas (and dialogue) that Tarantino later polished up and reused in other movies (primarily TRUE ROMANCE.) So while this is mostly amateur hour as a *movie*, it is very entertaining as a cinematic notebook.


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