The Greatest Guy Movies
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The Greatest Guy Movies of All-Time
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Movie Title/Year and Brief Description, Including Great Quotes and Scenes

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Director James Foley's black comedy-drama was adapted from scripter David Mamet's real estate stage play about two days in the lives of four desperate and cutthroat salesmen looking for solid "leads" (names of potential buyer-clients) - it was noted for many rapid-fire, cleverly convoluted, foul-mouthed lines of dialogue and verbal abuse. See also Greatest Scenes

In the famed, opening scene, foul-mouthed, consulting super-salesman Blake (Alec Baldwin) warned about all the agents increasing their monthly sales figures. He delivered a rousing, threatening, motivational, in-your-face ultimatum - he promised that only the top two salesmen wouldn't be fired within one week. The arrogant Blake gave advice about the letters (A-I-D-A) and three other letters A-B-C, that he displayed on a blackboard (signifying Always Be Closing).

The main characters in this intense character study, in the predominant setting of a grungy Chicago office (Premiere Properties), were real estate agents:

  • Ricky Roma (Al Pacino), a profanity-spewing, vulgar hotshot salesman (with his raunchy dialogue about a female customer's crumbcake during a tough sale in a woman's kitchen): - "You're eating her crumb cake." - "Oh yeah, I'm eating her crumb cake." - "How was it?" - "From the store." - "F--k her"
  • John Williamson (Kevin Spacey), the unethical, iron-fisted, inept salesman manager/boss
  • Shelley 'the Machine' Levene (Jack Lemmon), a tired, desperate old-timer, with a hospitalized and sick daughter

Roma gave a long-winded, disjointed, underhanded sales pitch about Glengarry Highlands real estate to timid, lonely, middle-aged James Lingk (Jonathan Pryce), and ultimately convinced him after discussing his philosophy of life, that he should seize the "opportunity" and buy real-estate. In the midst of competitive sales of Glengarry properties, there was an office burglary and the "premium" Glengarry leads were stolen (and sold to Jerry Graff in a competing rival agency for "five grand"); due to the surrounding publicity and a police interrogation, Roma's failed real-estate deal with Lingk began collapse when his client demanded his down-payment back; although Roma was able to use several tactics to salvage the deal and deceptively persuade Lingk to reconsider, Williamson intervened and contradicted Roma's claims; Lingk broke the deal and rushed out of the office. Roma delivered a scornful insulting, verbal and obscene tirade against Williamson for ruining his deal.

In the concluding sequence, the scheming and pitiable Shelley inadvertently and guiltily revealed to Williamson that he had broken into the office, stolen the leads, and sold them. Williamson mercilessly scolded and berated Shelley, who claimed he was back as a better salesman, and offered to bribe him for his silence; Williamson responded that he didn't want to be bribed, explained that Shelley's latest sales clients were irresponsible deadbeats, and how he cruelly wanted to ruin Shelley once and for all, and report his participation in the burglary.

"...we're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody want to see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. You get the picture? You laughing now?"

"A-B-C. A-always, B-be, C-closing. Always be closing! Always be closing! A-I-D-A. Attention, interest, decision, action. Attention: do I have your attention? Interest: are you interested? I know you are 'cause it's f--k or walk. You close or you hit the bricks! Decision: have you made your decision for Christ?! And action. A-I-D-A. Get out there!"

Blake: "Third prize is 'You're fired'"

Blake: "Always Be Closing"

Roma's Sales Pitch to Buyer Lingk about Glengarry Highlands Real Estate

Williamson Scolding Shelley Levene For the Office Burglary and For Personal Reasons

Hard-Boiled (1992, HK)

John Woo's great tough-guy, influential, star-making action flick (his last film made in his native China before coming to Hollywood) was an intense cop thriller about warring factions of Hong Kong mafia. It has been considered the ultimate shoot-out 'gun-fu' flick of all time with two major shoot-out set-pieces. The film was notable for its highly-choreographed, stylish scenes of gunfire - it was the quintessential HK action film. See Greatest Scenes

The very violent film starred Chow Yun-Fat as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen (with a toothpick in his mouth) and Tony Leung as undercover detective Tony - both fighting crime in the Hong Kong police force. Its tagline described the main character: "As a cop, he has brains, brawn, and an instinct to kill."

From start to finish, the film was filled with explosions, gunplay, and dead bodies for a high body-count, ending as the duo infiltrated mobster Johnny Wong's (Anthony Wong) secret hideaway inside a hospital's basement level.

"There's no room for failure now. The innocent must die!"

"Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God."

The opening fierce gun battle was set in a Hong Kong restaurant-tea house (with gilded bird cages) between officers and criminals (a sinister group of gun smugglers led by criminal mobster Johnny Wong) during a police raid, including hot-headed Inspector "Tequila" Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) and his partner Benny (Bowie Lam); the Inspector slid down a stairway railing or banister on his back, with pistols blasting and blazing, one in each hand.

In the climactic and very lengthy 30 minute shootout scene (appearing almost like a live-action, shoot-em-up video game), it occurred in the corridors, lobby, maternity ward, and offices of the burning, under-siege Maple Group Hospital (including a nursery with infants) and ended outside (notable for its single, continuous take of two minutes and forty seconds in the enemy-infested hallways).

Inspector "Tequila's" Shootout and Banister Slide in a Hong Kong Teahouse

Shootout in Hospital

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Emerging maverick writer/director Quentin Tarantino (in his debut-scripted and directed film), a self-promoting videostore clerk, demonstrated his exciting, self-taught, original filmmaking genius (with generous helpings of violence, sex, profanity (almost 300 instances of the F-word)) in this cult film about a crime-gone-wrong - a botched jewelry store heist of Karina's Wholesale Diamonds; the concept was borrowed from The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)) about a jewelry heist that also went awry. See Greatest Scenes

The male-oriented, testosterone-fueled tale told about a group of cigarette-smoking, shades-wearing, low-life, color-coded or named Los Angeles criminals. Even Tarantino himself played one of the characters. The dark, noirish cult hit had witty dialogue and pop-cultural references, and broke many of the rules of conventional crime films. The non-linear crime was documented by jumping between both pre-heist and post-heist scenarios, but avoided the actual robbery itself. It contained numerous jump-cuts, elliptical story-telling, and flashbacks, and was set almost entirely in an abandoned coffin warehouse after a failed robbery.

The memorable characters included:

  • Mr. Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Mr. White (Harvey Keitel)
  • Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen)
  • Mr. Blue (Edward Bunker)
  • Mr. Orange (Tim Roth)
  • Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi)
  • Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney), elderly LA gangster orchestrating heist
  • "Nice Guy" Eddie Cabot (Chris Penn), Cabot's son

During the opening title credits, the jewel robbery gang (composed of eight total strangers) walked toward the camera in slow-motion (as they were identified) to the tune of "Little Green Bag." The gang of tough guys began to mistrust each other and suspected a rat when the robbery plan was foiled.

In the film's violent ending, Mr. Orange - the actual cop snitch, painfully bled to death from a bullet in the stomach (he was finished off by Mr. White - off-screen - in the film's conclusion).

"Yeah, but Mr. Brown? That's a little too close to Mr. S--t."

"All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you aren't going to get."

"I don't give a good f--k what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless."


The opening scene at the breakfast table - with Mr. Brown's explanation of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" song, and Mr. Pink's argument about tipping waitresses ("This tipping automatically, it's for the birds").

Before the failed jewelry heist, during the last de-briefing scene (in an abandoned L.A. warehouse), elderly gangster Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) who was orchestrating the hesit, warned the group of crooks to never talk about personal information or their past activities. He gave each of the six robbery gang members a replacement name - anonymous pseudonyms or aliases composed of color-codes (Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange and Mr. Pink). In a hilarious segment, "Mr. Pink" immediately raised an objection and complained about his faggot-sounding name: "Why am I Mr. Pink?...Why can't we pick our own colors?"

Tensions developed between Pink and White at the meeting point, when they were worried about the identity of a "rat" in their midst; they both drew guns deadlocked on each other.

The infamous, violent, shocking and menacing ear-slicing torture scene following the robbery in which suspicious, psychotic gang member Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega - while dancing to the radio music of Stuck in the Middle With You by Stealer's Wheel - excised (off-screen) the right ear of chair-bound, duct-taped cop-hostage Marvin Nash (Kirk Baltz), and then threatened to douse him with gasoline.

As the film ended and Mr. Orange was dying on the floor, Joe arrived and accused the dying Mr. Orange of being a cop ("That lump of s--t's workin' with the LAPD"), while Mr. White tried to defend Orange to Joe. The sequence evolved into a violent Mexican Standoff as all three (Joe Cabot, White, and Cabot's "Nice Guy" son Eddie Cabot (Chris Penn)) drew their guns and Eddie shouted out: "You stop pointin' that f--kin’ gun at my Dad!"; all three seemed to fire at one time - although White actually got off two shots and both Cabots were killed, but White was also injured.

In the film's violent conclusion -- the uninjured Mr. Pink fled with the stashed diamonds; as Mr. White cradled Mr. Orange in his arms, he heard Orange's simple confession that he indeed was a cop; as the police stormed the warehouse after arresting Mr. Pink outdoors (he was faintly heard surrendering off-screen), Mr. White was ordered to put his gun down, but he disobeyed and possibly shot Mr. Orange in the head (off-screen) - and then collapsed during more gunfire.

Mr. Brown's "Like a Virgin" Discussion

Mr. Pink's Views On Tipping

Famous Slo-Mo Walk of Criminals During Opening Titles

Pink and White: Guns Drawn and Deadlocked at Each Other

Mr. Blonde's Torture of a Cop Hostage

Joe's Accusation That The Dying Mr. Orange Was an LAPD Officer

Guns Drawn: Mexican Stand-Off

Mr. White With His Gun Pointed at Mr. Orange's Head, as Cops Stormed Building

Under Siege (1992)

Also Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

Steven Seagal starred in this exciting, Die Hard-like action thriller (set on a ship at sea) as Chief Petty Officer Casey Ryback, an ex-SEAL, martial arts expert and naval hero onboard the USS Missouri battleship - serving as a lowly cook. The ship was on its final voyage before decommissioning, from Pearl Harbor, HI to California.

The one-man, invincible army was called into duty to combat terrorists who hi-jacked the ship during a surprise birthday party for its doomed Capt. Adams (Patrick O'Neal).

The insane, bigger-than-life bad guys were led by ex-CIA operative and mercenary William Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones), who stealthily arrived on the ship via a CH-46 helicopter from Hawaii (after they set sail), posing as a member of a musical rock band (Bad Billy and the Bail Jumpers, headed by Strannix) to perform for Captain Adams' birthday party. (Other band members and caterers were members of the mercenary group.)

Cmdr. Krill (Gary Busey) - Psychotic Executive Officer

William Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones) - Disguised as Rock Band Leader

Strannix was working in league with executive officer Cmdr. Krill (Gary Busey), a psychotic, disillusioned traitor who was scheming to steal the ship's Tomahawk nuclear missile warheads, and sell them to a Middle Eastern country. Once the helicopter arrived, their plan went into effect. During the Captain's B-day party, Krill, dressed in drag as an entertaining Playmate, and danced and performed.

When Casey Ryback first met the real entertainer, Playboy Playmate Miss Jordan Tate (Erika Eleniak), he pushed aside the celebration's birthday cake in an empty room. It was her cue to jump out of the cake and begin her strip routine. In the film's sole gratuitous nude scene, she burst out wearing a black thong, naval cap and jacket, and then opened her top to flash her impressive breasts twice. Under gunpoint, he ordered her: "Shut the music off!" She then introduced herself and her circumstances:

Casey Ryback: Who are you and what are you doin' here?
Jordan: My name is Jordan Tate. I'm Miss July '89. I was hired to jump out of the cake, but I got really airsick on the way over here, so this guy gave me these pills and I don't know what happened, and I guess I fell asleep.
Casey Ryback: What kind of babbling bull-s--t is this?
Jordan Tate: I am an ACTRESS, OKAY! I did a Hunter episode and a Wet 'n Wild video. And my agents told me that I was just gonna come and jump out of a cake.

When she asked that he identify himself, hoping he was a "special forces guy," he simply stated: "I'm just a cook....Just a lowly, lowly cook," and she feared: "Oh, my God, we're gonna die."

During the takeover of the ship, Captain Adams was shot dead point-blank, and Ryback was locked up in one of the ship's refrigerated freezers. With commando training and his knowledge of anti-terrorist tactics, the heroic Ryback was able to escape and receive support from the crew members to counteract the hijackers. As the mercenaries had planned, the Tomahawks were loaded onto a stolen North Korean submarine with Krill in command. Shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles from Krill's submarine crew downed a helicopter bringing Navy SEALs to rescue the ship. With help from one of the rescued sailor crew members, Ryback fired back on the sub using the battleship's 16-inch guns, and sank the submarine - killing Krill. In retaliation, Strannix ordered a retaliatory and diversionary missile strike launch with two Tomahawks on Honolulu that were designed to obliterate tracking systems in Pearl Harbor.

The film concluded with a one-to-one knife-fight standoff between Strannix and Ryback in the ship's control room. Strannix was killed after Ryback poked his right eye out, stabbed him in the top of his head with his knife, and smashed him through a radar-tracking computer monitor. The two missiles were destroyed or deactivated, and the Pentagon's planned air-strike on the ship was called off.

The R-rated violence included stabbings, eye gouging, a bare-handed throat extraction, a microwave explosion, a saw slicing, and a helicopter explosion.

"Let this be a learning experience, gentleman. If you resist, we will kill you and the man next to you."

"Oh, my God, we're gonna die."

"You and I, we're puppets in the same sick play. We serve the same master and he's a lunatic and he's ungrateful, and there's nothin' we can do about it. You and I, we're the same."

Krill, dressed in drag as the Playmate, danced and performed at the Captain's B-day party.

Party entertainer "Miss July '89" Jordan Tate (Erika Eleniak formerly of TV's Baywatch in the late 80s before Pamela Anderson, and Playboy's actual July 1989 centerfold Playmate) burst out of a cake in a naval uniform and black thong. She opened up her top to display her impressive breasts. She joined the reluctant Ryback to help thwart the gang of terrorists. See Sex in Films

The kung-fu knife fight in the battleship's control room between psycho terrorist Stranix and Ryback, and the terrorist's death by a knife driven down into his skull's brain, followed by electrocution when thrown into a radar computer monitor ("Keep the faith, Strannix").

Chief Petty Officer Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal) - As Ship's Galley Cook

Krill Dancing and Dressed in Drag at the Captain's Birthday Party - Posing As the Cake-Emerging Playmate

The Real Entertainer - Miss Jordan Tate (Erika Eleniak) - After Her StripTease Act - Crying and Babbling to Ryback

Casey to Jordan: "Just a lowly, lowly cook"

Casey Ryback's (Steven Seagal) Concluding Kung-Fu Knife Fight Against Psycho Terrorist Stranix (Tommy Lee Jones)

Unforgiven (1992)

Producer/director/star Clint Eastwood's acclaimed revisionist western that provided an unromanticized view of life on the frontier was his own tribute to his legendary legacy in Sergio Leone's low-budget 'spaghetti' westerns, and a return to his most successful film genre. It was the winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture - the third western to win the top prize. This serious, dark, film-noirish, violent tale of retribution radically redefined and realistically debunked and demythologized the grandeur and romanticism of the Western genre.

In this modern-day classic western shot on location, Eastwood reprised his film origins - as a gritty and weathered Western character (e.g., The Man With No Name) and as his urbanized 'Dirty Harry' vigilante in Don Siegel's films. Eastwood played the role of William Munny, a weakened, once-violent, mythological, retired but reformed gunfighter - also an aging and struggling Kansas pig farmer, father, and widower (when his wife Claudia died of smallpox in 1878) who had given up drinking. However, the opening scrolling title card described his past reputation as a mean-spirited killer: "A known thief and murderer, a man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition."

In the early 1880s, the town of Big Whiskey, WY was run by mean, corrupt, sadistic, and autocratic Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett (Gene Hackman, winner of Best Supporting Actor). In the town, two vicious cowboys, Davey (Rob Campbell) and Mike (David Mucci) viciously knife-attacked and slashed the face of one of the prostitutes named Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson). Due to the Sheriff's reluctance to punish the men, the women of the brothel collectively offered a $1,000 bounty for the two cowboys.

William Munny (Clint Eastwood)

Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman)

The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett)

Months later, Munny reluctantly decided to take on one last bounty-hunting job when he teamed up with his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) (whose common-law wife Sally Two Trees (Cherrilene Cardinal) objected to Ned's association with Munny) and a young, cocky, bounty-hunting braggart named the "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett), to travel to Big Whiskey to track down the two cowboys and collect the reward. Munny claimed to Ned that he had truly reformed himself: "I'm just a fella now. I ain't no different than anyone else no more."

Others who had already arrived in the frontier town of Big Whiskey included white-haired Britisher English Bob (Richard Harris) and his nervous biographer Beauchamp (Saul Rubinek). The Sheriff - who thwarted the efforts of anyone attempting to collect the bounty, convinced Beauchamp to become his own biographer, while he ran English Bob out of town after almost beating him to death.

Eventually after the trio arrived, they located one of the cowboys (Davey) as he was roping calves, and they eliminated him (Ned fired on his horse, and Munny killed the downed, injured cowboy). Ned decided to give up the bounty quest and departed from the group to return home, but he was apprehended by the Sheriff's men, questioned, bare-back whipped (while tied to jail cell bars), and ultimately murdered. Meanwhile, Munny and the Kid located the whereabouts of the 2nd cowboy Mike, who was being protectively guarded by the Sheriff's cohorts. During a visit to an outhouse, Mike was gunned down and killed by the Kid.

Following the murder, in the stark scene under a lone tree, the distraught Kid admitted that it was in fact his first killing, although he falsely bragged about killing five men earlier, and he was disturbed by it: ("It don't seem real, how he ain't gonna never breathe again, ever, how he's dead"). He resolved and promised Munny that he would never kill again and gave up his gun: "I'm never gonna use it again. I won't kill nobody no more. I ain't like you, Will." Munny advised the young Kid: "It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. You take away all he's got an' all he's ever gonna have....We all have it comin', kid."

Now that the two cowboys were dead, Munny and the Kid were paid the $1,000 reward, but Munny learned that Ned had been gruesomely murdered by the Sheriff. While Munny remained behind, The Kid was told to return home with the money, but he was worried that Munny might kill him for the money - until he was reassured: "You don't have to worry, Kid. I ain't gonna kill you. You're the only friend I got."

As Munny rode alone into town, he observed Ned's bloodied, tortured, upright corpse in an open casket with a written warning ("THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO ASSASSINS AROUND HERE"). Fearlessly, he entered the bar and began to follow his own code of retribution and redemption, by shooting those responsible. Munny identified himself to the Sheriff as he had always been remembered, and conformed to his reputation as the meanest and most fearsome, cold-blooded killer: "That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned."

Munny's grim mission of moral revenge, in loyalty to Ned, brought a tense stand-off between the cool-headed Sheriff and the "mangy scoundrel." He wounded Little Bill and killed five others. With his pistol drawn, Munny brutally warned the others who cowered before him: "Any man don't want to get killed better clear on out the back." Seeking bloody, unglamorous retributive revenge for Ned's death, Munny pointed his shotgun at the downed, wounded Sheriff, who begged not to die. Little Bill pleaded and lamented that he wouldn't live long enough to enjoy his dream house in old age: ("I don't deserve this, to die like this. I was building a house"). Munny responded coldly: "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it" - the Sheriff's last words were: "I'll see you in hell, William Munny." After an extended pause with the gun barrel floating above Little Bill's head, Munny blasted him - unforgiven.

Little Bill: "I don't deserve this. To die like this..."

Striding out of the saloon, Munny yelled a further warning to anyone else who dared to shoot at him as he left town: ("All right, I'm coming out. Any man I see out there, I'm gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only gonna kill him, but I'm gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his damn house down"). He escaped unharmed, and as he rode away past Ned's body, he starkly announced and commanded further frontier justice in the film's final line of dialogue: "You better bury Ned right! Better not cut up, nor otherwise harm no whores, or I'll come back and kill every one of you sons of bitches."

"It's a hell of a thing killin' a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."

- "I don't deserve this, to die like this. I was building a house."
- ""Deserve's got nothin' to do with it."

"I'll see you in hell, William Munny."

The concluding, dramatic bloody saloon gun battle between Munny and Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett in Big Whiskey, WY.

Opening Scrolling Title Card

The Shooting Death of 1st Cowboy Davey (Rob Campbell) by Munny

Shooting of 2nd Cowboy Mike (David Mucci) in Outhouse by the Schofield Kid

The Kid Admitting It Was His First Killing

Munny to the Kid: "It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man"

Ned Captured, Bare-back Whipped, and Murdered by the Sheriff

Munny to the Kid: "I ain't gonna kill you. You're the only friend I got"

Ned's Upright Tortured and Bloodied Corpse in a Casket Outside the Saloon

In the Saloon, William Munny: "I'm here to kill you, Little Bill"

Universal Soldier (1992)

The sequel: Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

Director Roland Emmerich's mindless and cartoonish action/sci-fi thriller was filled with visceral action. It followed on the heels of other dumb-fun macho-films such as The Road Warrior (1982), The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and RoboCop (1987).

A duo of heavy-accented, muscle-bound, B-list 80s stars took the two top roles, facing off against one another in the opening sequence - they killed each other during combat in Vietnam in the late 1960s:

  • Pvt. Luc Deveraux / GR44 (Belgian martial-arts expert and kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • Sergeant Andrew Scott / GR13 (Sweden's Dolph Lundgren), a crazed, sadistic, violence-prone, excessively angry soldier

Their two corpses were recovered, bagged, iced, and cryogenically frozen, and were classified as MIA ("missing in action").

Vietnam War Combatants

Pvt. Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme)

Sergeant Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren)

Deveraux Dead

Scott Dead

About 25 years later in the present year of 1992, the military (in a top-secret project) re-animated or regenerated each of them as futuristic robots, semi-android UniSols (or "universal soldiers"), or elite bionic anti-terrorists - in other words, perfect superhuman soldiers. They were to serve in a high-tech, Super-SWAT army of previously-dead soldiers wearing Desert Storm fatigues - becoming mindlessly obedient UniSols.

The genetically-altered soldiers were also mostly pain-free, emotionless, self-healing, and extraordinarily strong, involved in and able to survive vehicular chases, shootouts, and martial-arts fights. However, due to their mechanical natures, they were prone to over-heating and shut-downs. The memories of the GI-Joe-like, zombie combat robots were supposedly wiped clean or suppressed with neural serums, but it was possible for them to suffer flashbacks.

In the film's plot, Deveraux (GR44) began to have flashbacks to his former life - he rebelled against what he had been programmed to do, became more human in the process, and wanted to find out what happened to him. Meanwhile, Scott (GR13) maintained his cold, merciless, murderous nature and insanity.

One of the earliest deployments of the UniSols was to counteract a hostage crisis in the Nevada desert at the Hoover Dam, being reported upon by TV news reporter Veronica Roberts (Ally Walker). After sneaking into the military base after the Hoover Dam incident, reporter Roberts observed a fatally-injured and damaged UniSol soldier that was still alive. Her discovery of the secret UniSol project targeted her for elimination - to keep her silent. Scott went in deadly pursuit of Deveraux who teamed up with the fugitive reporter Veronica Roberts. As the two fled cross-country to avoid being killed, they attempted to alert the media to the top-secret UniSol program that wasn't even known by the Pentagon.

At one point, she had to help the naked Deveraux cool his overheating system by placing ice bags on his body in a bathtub. And at a remote gas station, she had to feel all over his naked body to locate a possible tracking device - found on the back of his leg. When she refused to cut it out with a knife, he performed the procedure himself, but she had to pull out the device with her fingers.

As a result of the failed capture of Deveraux and Roberts at the gas station, Scott became insane and shot dead the UniSol commander Col. Perry (Ed O'Ross) after he ordered the end of the mission ("The mission is cancelled...I said it's over"). He took over Perry's command of the mindless, programmed UniSols, and ordered the deaths of Deveraux ("a deserter") and the framed reporter ("female POW"), by simply stating: "We have a mission to complete."

After a long pursuit, Deveraux and Roberts (who had a chance to leave him and board a bus to Los Angeles) were arrested by police, but then Scott ambushed their police convoy on the road. The two escaped injury, stole a police car, and fled to his family's Meraux, Louisiana farm to reunite with his parents: ("I just want to go home"), as Scott continued to track them down.

In the finale, Scott appeared, took everyone hostage, and used muscle enhancers to insure his dominance, until Deveraux was also able to inject himself. In their fight to the death - now evenly matched, Scott was kicked backwards and impaled on the spikes of a wheat-thresher. Scott was thought to be dead, but then revived, reached out and tried to grab Deveraux's neck to pull his face forward into one of the spikes. Deveraux pulled Scott's hand off his neck, broke his forearm, and then activated the machine to grind him up, as he joked: "You're discharged, Sarge."

Scott Impaled and Attempting to Pull Deveraux's Head into One of the Spikes

- Luc Deveraux to Veronica: (trying to locate a tracking device on his naked body in a remote gas station): "Look for something unusual -- something hard... (As she felt all over his body for a device, Luc looked down at himself) Is that supposed to be there?"
- Veronica: "Yes. Yeah, yeah, it is. It's, uh, it's very, very normal."

- Veronica: "Where is he?"
- "Around." (after Scott had been impaled and fed into a wheat-thresher or shredding machine, as Deveraux ordered: "You're discharged, Sarge.")

The infamous slow-motion view of the bare ass of naked Deveraux at a motel. Veronica was shocked and asked: "Where's your clothes?" and he answered: "I have to cool down." She packed his body in ice in a bathtub, to keep him from overheating.

The assault on a remote gas station by UniSols led by Scott, to try and capture reporter Veronica Roberts and Deveraux on the run. Due to being tricked, gunfire from the UniSols struck a lamp that ignited a gasoline leak, and the entire station explosively blew up. As the two escaped in a vehicle, Scott grabbed Deveraux's neck from the back seat and caused the car to crash, propelling Scott head-first through the windshield. Roberts quipped: "He should have buckled up."

The scene of a ravenous Deveraux devouring many plates of food in a diner - and then brawling in a restaurant against Hank the Cook (Allan Graf) and other customers (who considered him a "deadbeat" for not paying), although he calmly claimed: "I just want to eat." After easily beating down half-a-dozen good-ol-boy customers, Deveraux happily finished up eating with a bowl of popcorn.

With a massive UniSol armored truck, Scott's exciting ambush of a police convoy and a Department of Corrections prison bus (carrying the arrested Deveraux and Robertson) on the road, ending with both vehicles falling off a cliff and exploding.

The climactic fight to the death scene, in rain and mud, between the two UniSols at Deveraux's parents' farm in Louisiana, when Scott's hulking frame was kicked backwards and impaled on the spikes of a farm hay/wheat thresher, and was thought to be dead. When Deveraux came close to him, Scott reached out and vainly attempted to strangle Deveraux and pull his head into one of the spikes before he perished in the activated machine.

In 1992, UniSol Soldiers - GR44 and GR13 Deployed to the Hoover Dam Hostage Crisis

TV News Reporter Veronica Roberts (Ally Walker) at the Hoover Dam

The Two UniSol Soldiers in the Mobile Command Center

TV Reporter on the Run with Deveraux (GR44)

At a motel: "I have to cool down...I need ice" - When GR44 Overheated

At a Remote Gas Station: "Look for something unusual - something hard" - Looking for a Tracking Device

Deadly Pursuit by Scott (GR13)

The Murder of UniSol Commander Colonel Perry by Scott

Deveraux Accused of Being a Freeloading "Deadbeat" in a Diner

Deveraux Happily Finishing Up with Popcorn

Wayne's World (1992)

Sequel: Wayne's World 2 (1993)

Penelope Spheeris directed this wacky comedy, inspired by Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), that starred Mike Myers and Dana Carvey providing spin-off characters from TV's Saturday Night Live:

  • Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers), self-mocking
  • Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), black-spectacled, long-haired, nerdy

They were two stoned, heavy metal-head, slacker friends who broadcast on their own local public access cable-TV show on Channel 10, as hosts of "Wayne's World" from their wood-paneled basement in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois, in Wayne's parents' home.

The film appealed to adolescent-minded teens, and was mostly noteworthy for their dialogue, sight gags, and catchphrases: "Excellent!", "Party On!", "She's magically babelicious", "That's what she said," "Schwing!", "If you're gonna spew, spew into this", "Hurl", "A sphincter says what?", "We're Not Worthy" (spoken to rocker Alice Cooper), "Fishnet!" and "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?", among others.

The film appealed to adolescent-minded teens, who enjoyed Wayne's hopeful romance with aspiring Chinese rock singer Cassandra (Tia Carrere) (to the tune of Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver"), and Garth's hip-thrusting toward his fantasy Dreamwoman (Donna Dixon) (while lip-synching to the tune of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady") who worked as a waitress in Stan Mikita's Donuts shop.

"All I have to say about that is 'asphinctersayswhat'."

"You know, Cassandra, from this height, you could really hawk a loogie on someone."

"I once thought I had mono for an entire year, It turned out I was just really bored."

Wayne introduced himself to the camera (breaking 4th wall), describing how he lived with his parents, didn't have a real career, and had a huge collection of job name tags over the years.

The energetic Bohemian Rhapsody (originally a song written by Freddie Mercury and recorded by his rock group Queen) - performed as a sing-a-long with Wayne, Garth, and a group of friends inside their AMC Pacer - a Mirth-mobile: ("Thunderbolts and Lightning, Very Very Frightening") during a nighttime drive through Aurora, Illinois.

In the Gasworks nightclub, Wayne met rock-singer Chinese girlfriend Cassandra Wong (Tia Carrere), the bass vocal singer for the group Crucial Taunt; he discussed with her how he was upset about not getting a break in life, and then impressed Cassandra with his command of Cantonese. She complimented him: "Campbell, it's amazing! You learned how to say I look pretty in Cantonese" - and they began speaking Chinese, with subtitles or captions not matching their words.

Garth whistled the theme song to Star Trek, and Wayne and Garth had an amusing chat while lying on their backs on their car (at the beginning of an airport landing runway) watching shooting stars in the night's sky.

During a rehearsal to practice using a chroma-key blue-screen in their new TV studio (a recreated basement set) after being bought out by sleazy TV network executive producer Benjamin Kane (Rob Lowe) for Oliver Communications, the two were able to immediately travel to other places with different backdrops.

Wayne told his new TV executive producer Kane: "Contract or no, I will not bow to any sponsor," but then contrarily held up a slice of Pizza Hut pizza, and then a bag of Doritos Tortilla Chips. Garth was also wearing Reebok clothing as he responded: "It's like people only do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad."

At the Donut Shop one evening, Garth again viewed his fantasy Dream woman, and felt like he was going to "hurl"; Wayne encouraged his friend: "I say hurl. If you blow chunks and she comes back, she's yours. If you spew and she bolts, it was never meant to be"; Garth acted out his fantasy - he hip-thrusted toward his fantasy dream girl while lip-synching to the tune of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady."

At a Milwaukee rock concert, Alice Cooper sang "Feed My Frankenstein" before giving a history lesson lecture to Wayne and Garth (with all-access backstage passes) on the city of Milwaukee in his backstage dressing room after the show. Wayne responded: "Does this guy know how to party or what?" - when asked to stick around and party, the two bowed down and praised him: "We're not worthy!"

When their TV show was revamped to emphasize Noah's Arcade's sponsorship of the program, Wayne deliberately embarrassed and humiliated their sponsor, arcade billionaire Mr. Noah Vanderhoff (Brian Doyle-Murray), by using insulting cue cards (notes written on the back of his question cards visible to the audience), such as "SPHINCTER BOY -->" and "HE BLOWS GOATS. I HAVE PROOF" and "THIS MAN HAS NO PENIS" - and Wayne was fired.

Wayne and Garth, now working independently of Kane, joined together to find an alternative record deal for Cassandra with rock music promoter-producer Frankie "Mr. Big" Sharp (Frank DiLeo) of Sharp Records. Garth and Wayne brought Cassandra to Wayne's Aurora home and his basement studio, and transmitted the live performance of her music video "Ballroom Blitz" via satellite to Mr. Big's limousine.

In one of many revised endings, Cassandra received a six-album deal with Mr. Big, Wayne and Cassandra were reconciled, Garth began to date his Dreamwoman - the waitress in the donut shop, and Benjamin reformed himself and admitted: "I've learned that a flawless profile, a perfect body, the right clothes, and a great car can get you far in America-- almost to the top-- but it can't get you everything."

After the rolling credits, the film concluded with the TV's show's signoff, and Wayne's hope for the audience: "Well, that's all the time we have for our movie. We hope you found it entertaining, whimsical and yet relevant, with an underlying revisionist conceit that belied the film's emotional attachments to the subject matter"; Garth added: "I just hope you didn't think it sucked."

Wayne's Introduction of Himself - Breaking 4th Wall

Sing-a-long to 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Wayne in Nightclub With Rock-Singer Chinese Girlfriend Cassandra (Tia Carrere) - With Mismatching Captions

Amusing Conversation on the Hood of their Car

Use of Blue-Screens on the New Studio Set to Create Different Backdrops

Wayne Promoting Pizza Hut

Fantasy: Garth's "Foxy Lady" Dancing and Hip-Thrusting Toward His Dream woman in Donut Shop

"We're not worthy!" to Rocker Alice Cooper

Insulting Cue Cards to Embarrass Sponsor Mr. Vanderhoff

Cassandra Offered a Six-Album Record Deal by Mr. Big in Wish-Fulfilling Revised Film Ending

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