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Greasy Lake (1988)

Video Drama  -  1988 (USA)
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"Greasy Lake, Sleazy Guys": A Review of Greasy Lake
15 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

TC (Eric Stoltz) and his friends Digby (James Spader) and Jeff (Tegan West) are intelligent 19-year-olds who have, in TC's words, decided that "it's good to be bad". I wouldn't use the word "bad". Apart from drinking and driving, for which "bad" is an inadequate condemnation, they seem to be merely annoying.

One night, TC "borrows" his mother's car and the trio head off to Greasy Lake, in order to drink, smoke dope, look out for naked women and maybe cause a very small amount of trouble. They find themselves in hot water, or in over their heads, if we are using metaphors.

To be literal, TC finds himself waist-deep in very cold water ... and it seem that Greasy Lake really deserves its name.

The only confusing part of this story is that we do not learn how TC avoids hypothermia. Apart from that, this is a simple but well-acted tale.

The electronic music adds to the air of uncertainty. Despite the humour in the script, adapted by director Damian Harris from a short story by T Coraghesson Boyle, we are not sure whether things will work out alright for our anti-heroes or not.

Note: "Greasy Lake" is one of 4 short films released on a VHS tape called "The Discovery Program: Short Stories". I bought mine from amazon.com z-shops. Although it is American, it will play on a UK VCR that has NTSC Playback, if the VCR is linked to the TV via a SCART cable.


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