Black Friday (2021)

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Black Friday (2021). Black Friday: Directed by Casey Tebo. With Devon Sawa, Ivana Baquero, Ryan Lee, Stephen Peck. A group of toy store employees must protect each other from a horde of parasite infected shoppers.

“Until very recently, Iu0026#39;d seen quite a few B-westerns but never a Hopalong Cassidy film. Well, after trying a few in May, Iu0026#39;ve now seen almost 60 of the 66 films….which shows I must enjoy them…at least a bit! Fortunately, the original prints were cleaned up and posted to YouTube some time ago…and apart from the Cassidy films, many of the old B-westerns have been trimmed to fit TV time slots. This is not the case with the Cassidy pictures…they are indeed complete.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMarshal Windy Halliday (Gabby Hayes) has contacted his old friend Hopalong Cassidy because he need help combating outlaws led by u0026#39;Stiff-Hatu0026#39; Bailey, the local baddie boss-man. Soon after arriving, Hoppy strikes up a friendship with young Joey…and Joey is a really nice kid. As for his mother, sheu0026#39;s running a ranch by herself and most folks think sheu0026#39;s a widow. However, the truth is that her husband is a crook and has been rotting in prison…and sheu0026#39;s lied to Joey…telling him that his father was a good guy. But when this jerk of a father escapes from prison and shows up, heu0026#39;s able to manipulate Joyce into pretending heu0026#39;s her brother. But Hoppy is suspicious…as the guyu0026#39;s story just doesnu0026#39;t make any sense and he knows that Uncle Dan is hiding something. Whatu0026#39;s next? And, what awful things does u0026#39;Uncle Danu0026#39; have in store? And, what will Hoppy and his friends do?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLike most of the Cassidy films, this one was filmed around Lone Pine, California…an incredibly scenic location filled with gorgeous vistas and Mt. Whitney. Itu0026#39;s so beautiful that after seeing a few Cassidy films, Iu0026#39;ve planned a vacation to the area to see this area where about a thousand different movies were made!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo is it any good? Yes. The film has a lot of originality to it, stressed characters over action and itu0026#39;s pretty exciting at times. Also, something unusual about the picture is that there is some singing in it (at about the 40 minute mark) and itu0026#39;s very nice…and naturally NOT done by Hoppy! Overall, another excellent installment but also a sad film as it marks the final appearance by Gabby Hayes in a Cassidy film…and soon the studio would have to find a replacement. They went through several old coot sort of characters until finally sticking with Andy Clyde…the only sidekick of Hoppyu0026#39;s who was about as enjoyable as Hayes.”

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