At the Movies: Season 1, Episode 17

Stinkers of 1982 (14 Jan. 1983)

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Siskel and Ebert choose the stinkers of 1982, including Inchon (1981), Yes, Giorgio (1982), Porky's (1982), Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Six Weeks (1982) and more.

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert choose the stinkers of 1982 -- not low-budget junk, but major studio releases that stunk up the theaters. Siskel starts with Inchon (1981), the 30-dollar-dud with a big-star cast turning up in unlikely and implausible places. Ebert follows with If You Could See What I Hear (1982), a would-be inspirational tale about a blind man who finds the courage to drive drunk and grope women. Siskel shows a scene from the ill-conceived Pavarotti vehicle, Yes, Giorgio (1982), and says if the movie isn't the worst ever, the dialogue certainly is. Ebert says The Dead Teenager Movie has given way to an even worse trend: The Horny Teenager Movie. The worst of them was a box-office hit named Porky's (1982). Whether it's a sequel or prequel, Siskel detested Amityville II: The Possession (1982). Ebert was just as repelled by the smarmy tearjerker, Six Weeks (1982), but Siskel liked it and defends its go-for-broke sentiment. In the recap, Ebert adds Halloween III: Season of the... Written by J. Spurlin

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Gene Siskel: [on "Yes, Giorgio"] Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie?
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