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OK, I gotta admit it: I saw it.
I probably liked it.
Hal Holbrook, Shelly Winters, Richard Pryor and a supporting cast of to-this-very-day unknowns.
I think I was most impressed by the First Lady In Fishnet (but when you’re 16-ish anything that smacks a A Peek is impressive. These were the pre-porn days remember.)
All kudos due to Powerline blog for making the catch:
I can’t recall whether we’re supposed to think that popular culture is a leading or lagging indicator of things, but it seems Hollywood anticipated the recent children’s crusade for banning guns—and lowering the voting age to 16—exactly 50 years ago, in a film that I never heard of (“Wild in the Streets”), but which a sharp-eyed Power Line reader pointed out to me. See if this doesn’t capture a fair bit of the nonsense displayed Saturday
I guess this explains why Richard Pryor set himself on fire…