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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 03 October 2018 at 8:28pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

If you Had to defend one of the two films,
would you defend,
ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE
or
BRAINSMASHER: A LOVE STORY

Which hill would you die on?
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Doesn’t 20-something Teri Hatcher trump everything else?
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Twenty-something Lauren Holly was no slouch either, Michael, but yeah, I'd give the nod to Teri in this race. 

That said, I'd be just as happy overall if Clay's film career never made it past PRETTY IN PINK.

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I’m a conscientious objector.
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 04 October 2018 at 5:34am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I did mention this was a no win senario.

That said, including myself, I'm saying:
BRAINSMASHER 3
FORD FAIRLANE 0

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I was a fan of Dice around the time FORD FAIRLANE came out in 1990 (a day before my 21st birthday)... I'd been to his stand-up (and music!) show in 1989...this was when he was filling arenas.  

I liked the movie. Bought the soundtrack. 

I guess the bloom was off the Dice rose by 1993, because I've never seen BRAINSMASHER.  Or worse, I don't remember having seen it. 

So, for nostalgia's sake and by virtue of no reference point, I'd have to go with FORD FAIRLANE. If I came across it this weekend on cable, I'd probably watch it. Or some of it, anyway. The movie, like his act, becomes increasingly cringeworthy with time, but there are still some really funny moments. 

I will say...a Dice/Kobayashi Maru mash-up was not something I thought I'd see today. 


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Posted: 04 October 2018 at 11:40am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Put me down for FORD FAIRLANE as well. I have no recollection of BRAINSMASHER.
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What on on Earth is 'Brainsmasher: A Love Story'?
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What on on Earth is 'Brainsmasher: A Love Story'?

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It’s a film that you come across on cable and go, “Wait, is that Teri Hatcher? What the hell is this? ...wait, is that Andrew Dice Clay? What the hell is this?!?” Then you keep watching out of curiosity. 

Written and directed by Albert Pyun of THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER, CYBORG, and CAPTAIN AMERICA fame. 
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Never saw BRAINSMASHER, but I did see FORD FAIRLANE in the theaters, back in the day, and thought it was fun.

And yes, a twenty-something Lauren Holly made it worth the cost of the ticket... That was the first time I had seen her onscreen aside from her small role on the TV show PICKET FENCES. I think the technical term for the way she looked on the silver screen is "yowza" :-) 


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Posted: 05 October 2018 at 3:28pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

While I vaguely remember there was second Dice movie that tanked, I till have no memory of Brainsmasher at all. Timing is right though.

So I guess I'd choose Ford Fairlane.

Had a crush on Lauren Holly at the time.
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I actually liked FORD FAIRLANE. 

...

There, I said it.

However, I've never seen the other film, and would like to keep it that way.


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Brainsmasher is fun if you are in the
right frame of mind. You can find it on
YouTube.

I love great cinema but I also love pure
schlock. As I type this I'm watching THE
WRAITH starring Charlie Sheen. It's like
THE CROW, but with a car. Yes, it's
ridiculous as it sounds.
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FORD FAIRLANE wins 5 to 3.
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Posted: 11 October 2018 at 11:41am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Brian, yould have ended the sentence like this:  "That said, I'd be just as happy overall if Clay's film career never made it"
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I actually *love* Brainsmasher.  It's an Albert Pyun film, so it has a certain...tone to it.  It was filmed in my hometown, and a lot of 1990s Portland is now gone.  (Even the Lotus...sigh).  It's schlock, but it's pretty fun schlock, and smarter than it seems on the surface. 

Dice isn't terrible!  The soundtrack has some haunting songs by bands that are impossible to find.  

"We are NOT ninjas!"  running gag is good.
Reaction of cops when bad guy catches a bullet. 

Hatcher is awfully cute. 
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I saw Ford Fairlane at the theater twice during the summer before my Senior year. The memories surrounding that time make it a winner for me even if the movie is not so great to re-watch.
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