Danny, immer fünf Minuten zu spät (1987)

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Danny, immer fünf Minuten zu spät: Directed by Steven Lisberger. With John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Jerry Stiller, Wendy Gazelle. Dan arrives too late for his girlfriend’s family’s plane to the Caribbean. He gets the next. Once there, Dan’s hot pursuit of his girlfriend includes 3 friendly locals, a dubious yacht skipper, corrupt police, hijacker, pirates etc.

“Unfunny comedy about a college student (John Cusack with Gabriela Sabatiniu0026#39;s 80s hair) trying to find his rich girlfriend and her family so he can join them on their Caribbean vacation. Wacky hijinks ensue….light on the wacky. I really like John Cusack, especially his early stuff, but this just stinks. Itu0026#39;s not funny at all. I had to double check IMDb in the middle of it to make sure it was supposed to be a comedy because there were so few laughs or even attempts at laughs. Cusack tries his best but the material is so weak he can do nothing with it. So he resorts to things like yelling all of his lines as if that makes them funnier. Well, he was with Robert Loggia in many scenes and thatu0026#39;s kind of his thing so maybe that explains that. The supporting cast doesnu0026#39;t help much. Ham is the order of the day. In addition to Loggia, thereu0026#39;s Monte Markham, Keith David, and Jerry Stiller all trying too hard. Ben Stiller appears here with his dad in one of his earliest roles. Heu0026#39;s pretty bad, too. Always nice to see Shelley Fabares, even in a worthless part. The best part of the movie is Wendy Gazelleu0026#39;s beautiful smile. We donu0026#39;t get to see nearly enough of that, though. Itu0026#39;s a very weak movie that has so few laughs it tries to become an action flick near the end. At one point it appears Cusack has murdered some bad guys, which might have at least given the movie some value as a curiosity, but no they live. Itu0026#39;s watchable enough if youu0026#39;re not expecting it to be funny. Everybody who wants to laugh should avoid it.”

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