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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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Mickey Burnett
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Misty (as Crystal Shaw)
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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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День народження мого найкращого друга  »

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$5,000 (estimated)
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Later became the basis for True Romance (1993) See more »

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Clifford: Your ass is grass, and I'm the lawnmower.
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References The Lords of Flatbush (1974) See more »

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk, Lou Handman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Quentin Tarantino's early work is good and interesting enough to watch but will be probably too amateur looking for most people.
16 February 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

We will never see this movie in it's full glory. The final reel of this movie was destroyed in a lab fire that broke out during editing and the only surviving parts were edited together to make this 34 minutes short movie. Still you never get the feeling that you're ever really missing any sequences while watching this movie.

This is a Tarantino movie alright. It has some absolutely amazing dialog. The story isn't really about much but the dialog makes sure that this movie is an interesting enough one to watch. The line 'Your ass is grass, and I'm the lawnmower.', right before two persons get into a fight, is an absolute classic in my book and now actually one of my favorite movie quotes. The movie is interestingly told and divided in several different parts, in the same style as "Pulp Function". This movie would latter also form the basis for Tarantino's script for "True Romance".

Real problem with this movie is that it lacks style. It's a very amateur like looking movie and it uses standard camera-positions and weak editing. Because of this not everything in the movie works very well, such as most of the comical moments and the weird kung-fu fight toward the ending. Tarantino's vision was obviously already present but he didn't had the right tools and persons around him to make the right movie he had in mind with it. Oh well, he eventually ended up alright with that!

Probably only truly recommendable to Tarantino fans though.

7/10

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