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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
A Shot in the Dark

One of my favorites.
Give me ten men like Clouseau and I could destroy the world.


It's my favorite Clouseau movie I think.

#2 for me, behind The Return of the Pink Panther (the one where Christopher Plummer plays "Sir Charles Phantom, the notorious litton")
I guess I've seen too many of these movies, where an ordinary guy is switched with a leader (think "Dave"), and has to pretend to be the leader. During that process, he turns out to be a more compassionate and effective leader than the original dude. And of course, somehow pulls a switch at the end so that he can return to his normal life, wiser and secure in the knowledge that only he knows that a switch was ever made.

I do agree that Raul Julia is a fine actor. Watching him in this made me want to pop in "Presumed Innocent", where he does a magnificent role as a defense attorney.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
I guess I've seen too many of these movies, where an ordinary guy is switched with a leader (think "Dave"), and has to pretend to be the leader. During that process, he turns out to be a more compassionate and effective leader than the original dude.

The only time it worked was in Bananas (of course it's not quite serious) and the scene with the translator is priceless.
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Touch of Evil

Big Grin

I know it is not a commonly held opinion, but this is my favorite of Welles' movies.


Ditto.

The opening sequence was shot in Venice (LA) by the boardwalk. Same with the final scene in the canal and oil wells. The area has been cleaned up but the buildings are still there and recognizable.

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