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The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives (2009)

Video  -  Short | Action | Comedy  -  30 April 2009 (USA)
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When lives are on the line... When there's danger at every turn... When cliches run amuck... Sometimes the best thing to do is call Mulligan! Ace Mulligan! No matter how villainous the ... See full summary »

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When lives are on the line... When there's danger at every turn... When cliches run amuck... Sometimes the best thing to do is call Mulligan! Ace Mulligan! No matter how villainous the madman... How numerous the henchmen... How sexy the damsel, one thing is for sure: Ace Mulligan will always come out on top. Sometimes. Starring Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick, Men In Black II, Rules of Engagement), "The Action Hero's Guide To Saving Lives" is a laugh-out-loud action-comedy that takes you behind the scenes of Ace Mulligan's perilous and not-always-successful mission to stop the bad guys, get the girl, and save the day. It's not always easy being an action hero. Written by Justin Lutsky

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If At First You Don't Succeed, You Must Be Ace Mulligan.

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Like Last Action Hero, only it's actually funny. One of the best shorts I've ever seen.
27 July 2009 | by (Studio City) – See all my reviews

Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement, Seinfeld, The Venture Brothers) plays Ace Mulligan, the kind of action hero that unfortunately went out of style in the early 90's. Played perfectly deadpan, he tries to rescue a hostage from a criminal mastermind with more bravado than planning.

It's a very funny movie. There are some great gags and Warburton is hilarious. It probably runs 3 or 4 minutes too long, but that's not too bad as it is consistently amusing even if it gets just a tad repetitive.

It's a great looking film as well - directed as well as a major action film by Justin Lutsky and shot with style and flare by Jeff Dolen. It was apparently shot on red one digital cameras, which is hard to believe cause it has a very filmic look.

If you're a fan of the Naked Gun movies or 80's and early 90's action films - you'll enjoy this. Definitely one of the best shorts I've ever seen.


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