Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »
A satire of American news reporting, covert agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads television newsman ... See full summary »
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When Sir Hector takes to his deathbed (where he remains for the duration of the film), Beau absconds with the stone, to keep it from his stepmother. Flavia pursues him to North Africa, dispensing sexual favors to promote her schemes.Written by
The conception of this movie was actually a mistake. Writer and Director Marty Feldman had based the concept on an almost ludicrous misapprehension. Feldman had wanted to send up foreign legion movies like Beau Geste (1939). A screening of Beau Geste (1939) was organized for Feldman, who said: "I'd only sat looking at the picture for about ten minutes when it dawned on me that I hadn't meant 'Beau Geste' at all. The picture I'd been thinking of all along was 'Four Feathers'". "The Four Feathers", like "Beau Geste" had been remade numerous times. There had existed several versions of "The Four Feathers": Four Feathers (1915), The Four Feathers (1921), The Four Feathers (1929), The Four Feathers (1939), and "The Four Feathers" filmed under the title of Storm Over the Nile (1955). Also, later versions have included The Four Feathers (1978) and The Four Feathers (2002). Feldman felt that "The Last Remake of Four Feathers" didn't sound quite right, so proceeded with his mistake to make "The Last Remake of Beau Geste" anyway. See more »
When the soldiers are singing as they make their way to the fort, the mouth movements are out of sync with the song being sung. See more »
I had not seen the original Beau Geste, with Gary Cooper in the title role, when I saw this movie. After seeing this movie, including a *hilarious* 'cameo' of Gary Cooper, I watched the original. It only made me appreciate the humor in the Last Remake even more. The Last Remake (were there ever previous remakes?) parodies the story completely, but every other scene makes you laugh. The scene with Gary Cooper would almost certainly not be allowed on TV today due to censorship so you'll have to buy this movie on, ick, VHS to see it. But at a time when new releases are $10+ to see not including popcorn, paying about $20 for a VHS of this movie, and being able to show it to friends and watch it over and over, is worth it. Trust me on this :).
"So that's why you talk so slow Big G."
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