I'm adding this to my list of films to watch while drinking with friends, along with "The Apple" and "Xanadu", and if you were in your early to mid 20's in the early 80's, you can appreciate its zaniness, especially if you were a rocket or a club kid. I would not call this a horrible movie, at least as far as watchability is concerned, but it can only be viewed now as a time capsule of an era thankfully that existed for a very short period of time.
The general plotline concerns the efforts of bad guy Ed Begley Jr. To sabotage a big New Year's Eve rock concert which features British "superstar" Malcolm McDowall, obviously spoofing one of the Beatles and a variety of other talents who become victims of some very bizarre pranks including a bomb that will fill the auditorium with skunk scent and other devices which makes everybody behind the stage and in the audience seem high. That makes some people think that they are saying "bong" rather than bomb when they try to clear the theater which appears right as the clock strikes midnight.
Such cult actors as Allen Garfield, Daniel Stern, Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov appear which gives an indication of the kind of audience they wanted this to appeal to. It certainly deserves cult status but other than the film's mega fans, it's a one off for most film historians. "Rock and Roll is going to be fun again! ", McDowall declares after a chit chat with his little friend (yep, exactly what you are thinking it is!), and you can't help but grin, even though you are rolling your eyes non stop.
Comedy / Music
Comedy / Music
Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from Beverly's schemes. —
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December 13, 2021 at 01:27 AM