Heiß auf Trab (1988)

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Heiß auf Trab: Directed by Michael Dinner. With Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen. Comedian Bob Goldthwait stars as an insecure stockbroker who teams up with Don the Talking Horse, a chatty four-legged financial advisor.

“It just gets funnier, every time I see it! The cultural subtext is genius. Bobcat is the idealistic misfit from a previous generation wandering lost through the 80u0026#39;s as yuppy Republicans seize control of America. A talking horse is just as reliable as any u0026quot;stocku0026quot; expert at picking winning stocks. It shows the utter ridiculousness of that profession. The cartoonish nature of the movie represents the cynical rejection of reality espoused by punk rock and other revolutionary movements of the time. I guess you just had to be there to understand it. Today, greedy corporate types have so subsumed this country that it is difficult to remember a time when they did not dominate. This movie brilliantly illustrates the culture clash that was occurring at that time. Vietnam and Watergate elevated protest to an art form, especially the DaDa, surrealist, mocking the system type of commentary.”


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