Artist Jimmy Lynch (Timothy Hutton) goes on a graffiti rampage after his injured firefighter brother (Robert Urich) is denied pension in this action-packed comedy. Lynch boldly tags his brother’s nickname and badge number across New York City, angering the mayor (Robert Culp), who orders his security chief (Peter Boyle) to catch Lynch. Aided by a pretty social worker (Kim Cattrall), Lynch aims his spray can at one of the city’s biggest landmarks.
Bob Clark began making independent low-budget features as a writer/director with the transvestite comedy The She Man in 1967, and his horror films of the early ‘70s, made with writer/actor Alan Ormsby, are fondly remembered: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (signed as Benjamin Clark) and Deathdream (aka Dead of Night; Night Walk). Clark also won admiration for his Sherlock Holmes film Murder By Decree, scripted by John Hopkins. None of this could compare to the box-office success Clark would find in the early ‘80s with his seminal low-brow sex comedy Porky’s and its first sequel. Reviled by critics but eaten up by audiences, the films’ horny-yet-nostalgic tone would forever influence the world of teen movies. It was Clark’s 1983 project, however, an adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s writings called A Christmas Story, that would prove to be the director’s finest moment. The pitch-perfect holiday farce failed to find an audience despite strong reviews upon its initial release, but… read more
Nunca he sido fanático del graffiti como expresión artística, pero me encantaba la naturaleza rebelde del personaje de Timotty Hutton enfrentándose al sistema para lograr que los derechos de su hermano, lastimado durante un incendio, fueran recompensados. Una de las películas favoritas de mi niñez.