The acts are the best part of the film.The characters include a millionaire who ,upon learning he has a fatal disease, decides to enjoy the things he never had time for - including doing dead on impressions of famous people at the contest.Other acts include a gospel inspired songstress,a married couple who bicker constantly through their number,and a drunk adolescent who is the only act gong ed.
This obscure film I found at a pharmacy and I have never seen it ever on TV ,cable or any other video store.It is incomplete because we do not know who the winner is,but the aspiring talent and the character of the good hearted millionaire help it roll by.
The film starts with a scene of police cars with flashing lights as one of the officers says that this man is going to explain what happened. then it goes to the beginning. DeNiro plays a tired film editor who spends a weekend with some friends on Long Island as their beach side mansion with swimming pool.The first is a potpourri of poolside shenanigans including DeNiro running off with the pretty lady and going on the beach where they play mock war games,lay down on the beach where he scratches her back,wind up in the lighthouse where they smoke a joint wrapped in a Bible page and of course make love. The second happens on a boat where the married couple are unhappy over the husbands infidelity leading to what happens at the start.
none of this is evident in the Swap which was just a patch job with very little Deniro. I cannot understand why. This swap only gets a 3 ,Sams Song gets a 7
This film has its moments but never really reaches a climax. Still with so many people addicted to American Idol and Dancin with the stars,this film deserves at least another look
The film is greatly supported by its New York locations and a bouncy soundtrack by Buzzy Linhart.It portrays everyday people and not cardboard characters,unlike the Kevin Bacon film ,quicksilver,which was a totally hokey story of a fallen Wall Street executive who loses everything and takes on a bike messenger job,only to rise again as a wall Street exec.
I declare Rush It the Best of the bike delivery films