Top Movie Influences On Secret Sausageby secretsausage | created - 10 Nov 2012 | updated - 10 Nov 2012 | Public
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1. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.
Votes: 3,164 | Gross: $20.31M
One of my favorite sex-romps of all time. I always noticed the movie when flipping through VideoDiscs at Sounds Great in Gig Harbor as a kid in the early 80's, but as it was rated "R" I was never allowed to watch it. I found it years later at Stadium Video and rented it for a ski video movie night at the Owl. Fun movie!
2. Top Secret! (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
Votes: 61,837 | Gross: $20.50M
Weird little slap-stick comedy from the makers of The Naked Gun. Val Kilmer is a pop star invading Cold War East Germany. Most memorable in my mind were the underwater bar fight & the scene shot in reverse. It was influential on Secret Sausage because the original movie poster featured the title in a style that I used as the basis for our logo.
3. The Bird, the Mouse, and the Sausage (2007)
The only Brothers Grimm fairy tale to feature a sausage as a main character.
4. 2010 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest (2010 TV Special)
Joey Chesnut captures his fourth consecutive Mustard Yellow Belt at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, NY.
I'm more of "2 & done" sort of guy, but I can respect the desire to eat many, many hot dogs.
5. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Votes: 41,867 | Gross: $67.64M
Clint Eastwood propagates what I call "The Vast Bi-Partisan Conspiracy Against Ketchup" in this installment of the Dirty Harry series. "Nobody, I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog." He tells us. Don't be fooled people, ketchup goes on everything, I mean everything! If I was eating a bowl of ketchup, I would put ketchup on it.
6. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 748,625 | Gross: $17.50M
I don't recall any hot dog related issues in the movie, but the general flow of the film and The Dude's general philosophy really embody the spirit of Secret Sausage
7. Hot Dog (2008)
R | 6 min | Animation, Short
Our plucky hero joins a fire company to save the world and gain the affection he so richly deserves. However, the results never turn out the way he plans.
A Bill Plympton short cartoon about a dog who wants to join the fire department. I admire his spirit!