Uphill All the Way

1986

Comedy

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IMDb Rating 4.2 10 141

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February 27, 2021 at 09:57 PM

Director

Cast

Burt Reynolds as Gambler
Burl Ives as Sheriff John Catledge
Burton Gilliam as Corporal
Elaine Joyce as Miss Jesse
720p.WEB
793.95 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by churchofsunshine 5 / 10

I've seen a lot worse.

I'm not going to be too mean about this movie because it only cost £1.99 on DVD and because it was such a bargain I knew at the time it wasn't going to be "Citizen Kane". The thing is though, I've spent £12.99 before on films like "Date Movie" and "Epic Movie" and not enjoyed either as much as I did this film, so pound for pound and minute for minute, the two pounds I spent on this film was much better spent than the £12 on either of those "Movie" films.

It's almost a who's who of country stars and legends including Roy Clark and Mel Tillis in the leads, with Burl Ives and Glen Campbell as co-stars. No surprises then as to who sings the country and western title song. This is a comedy western set sometime circa 1916 in a sleepy Texas town. Clark and Tillis are two small-time con men and good ol' boys who lose all their money to a mysterious gambler (a scene-stealing uncredited performance by Burt Reynolds) and get thrown out of the local saloon for not paying their bill and then get mistaken for bank robbers which then leads in a long chase scene across the desert with a posse in pursuit. Acting is not the strong suit of most of those involved in this production, but like I said before, for a £1.99 title in the bargain basement bin, this comedy was actually quite amusing in places and did manage to hold my attention for the entire duration which is something that several other movies (including those named above) have failed to do.

I award two marks out of ten just for the cameo by Burt Reynolds, another one mark for the sheer number of saloon girls in corsets on display which was good to look at - even the very voluptuous and plump Jacque Lynn Colton as 'Lucinda'. The other two marks out of ten are for the rest of the acting and story in general. It's not especially original, nor will writer/director Frank Q. Dobbs ever be up for an Oscar, but it's nowhere down near the other end of the scale. No razzies here folks, just your average garden-variety comedy western film. Westerns aren't my favourite genre, but I did quite enjoy this film. As I said in my one sentence summary above - I have seen a lot worse. If it came down to a choice of having a root canal or watching this film again, I would definitely give the dentist a miss and put the DVD on again. 5/10

Reviewed by jmak_2002 9 / 10

"...life is Uphill All the Way..."

I saw this movie on a rented VHS from a local video store. My grandparent's and I watched the movie one Saturday night around the time it was relatively new. We were big watchers of HEE-HAW and so it was a natural film to want to see, considering the movie starred Roy Clark and featured Gailord Sartain, both from HEE-HAW. I had not seen the movie since those three play's from the rented VHS but I remember the theme song's title.... "life is Uphill All the Way..." and it carries a western arrangement, obviously. At the time, the scenes I found hilarious were the ones with Glen Campbell...10 or 15 years later, if I were to see the film again, I'd probably find other subtle things funny as well but at the time Glen Campbell's role was hilarious.

It's a nice family movie even if there's some scenes involving women of the night. I saw this film when I was younger, I was 10 years old at the time, spending the weekends with my grandparent's. It would be nice to see the film again...straight through...to get a different perspective. The film was released in 1986 but of course because it's set in the old west it looks older than what it really is. Burl Ives and Elaine Joyce have good roles as well. Naturally, this sort of film isn't going to set the world on fire or inspire millions. It's simply a good ol' boy film...like a western version of DUKES OF HAZZARD minus the probation sub-plot of the TV series.

Booger and Ben, the two lead characters, are on the run after being accused of a crime they didn't commit. It being the old west there wasn't such a thing as a judiciary system as we know it...back then if you were accused of a crime and the mayor, sheriff, or boss of the small town was corrupt you didn't have much of a chance to show your innocence...so the only thing left to do was go on the run or be executed for a crime you didn't commit.

There was a limited release DVD of this movie about 12 years ago but I had no idea of it's availability...it's long out of print now. Hopefully it comes up on DVD again at some point but I doubt it will seeing that it's been 12 years since it's first DVD release. For family-fun and those who like the chase movies like "Cannonball Run", "Smoky and the Bandit", and the TV shows "Hee-Haw" and "Dukes of Hazzard", then this movie is right up your alley.

Reviewed by caa821 3 / 10

A movie ratable by any standard

This is a movie, which by any standard - whether the top rating is 4 or 5 stars, or 10 stars, or even 100 stars, rates a score of "1."

Both leads - Tillis and Clark - have had their own theaters in Branson, and both are extremely talented and engaging performers. Having lived in that area for several years, I had occasions to see both performing in their theaters, and to meet both at civic/charity events in Branson. In-person, both are also friendly, affable men - not always the case with prominent performers.

However, watching them act in a full-length movie, is akin to having to watch and listen to, say, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman deliver a full-length concert singing 10 or 15 songs each. It would be enjoyable to see Mel and Roy "acting," or Robert and Dustin "singing," say, in a 10-minute SNL or MAD TV skit, or some similar venue, for the pure humor - but not for an hour-and-a-half or more.

Boost this one from its deserved single star to three - one additional for each of the leads, based on their career histories, and at least an affable approach to the on-screen proceedings.

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