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7/8/18 Episode 109: Rent-a-Cop (1987)



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My brother Adam Spiegelman, host of the influential cult movie podcast Proudly Resents (it influenced me), joins LWAFLMOYT to watch the no-so-excellent Burt Reynolds cult movie, Rent-A-Cop (1987). Aimed for fans of Burt Reynolds crime pics like Heat, Stick, Malone, Blart (I made the last film up), the movie pairs up the distracted Burt with the exuberant Liza Minnelli.  She witnesses Something Bad and needs protection from Bad Guys, she rents a cop. Despite the classy movie poster, there's no chemistry between Burt and Liza. No sparks fly. Burt's a dead weight. He really doesn't want to be there. Then, years later, he stars in Cop and a Half (1993).

You misspelled "Loni"
True story: As kids, Adam and I saw Burt's Best, The Cannonball Run (1981), in a packed movie theater. When Adrienne Barbeau and her partner ran to their Lamborghini at the start of the race, the couple sitting in front of us says, "They win the race!"

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