With two of the greatest comedy performances by Chevy Chase and Bill Murray, this Harold Ramis directed gem is one of the finest the 80's produced! "Be the Ball"
(1980) Starring:Cindy Morgan, Brian Doyle Murray, Dan Resin Director:Harold Ramis Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
A group of golf caddies working at an exclusive country club will do anything to secure the prize of Top Caddy. Viewing from the sidelines are a debonair club member (Chevy Chase) and the course's psychotic greenkeeper (Bill Murray).
'Cult' doesn't begin to describe this all singing, all dancing comedy classic. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were never better as 'Jake and Elwood Blues' bringing to the big screen characters they had honed to perfection on Saturday Night Live. The only down side is realising just how much we lost when Belushi passed at such an early age, true potential never realised.
The Blues Brothers
(1980) Starring:Henry Gib, Pee-Wee Herman, John Candy Director:John Landis Certificate:
Comedy classic from the 'Saturday Night Live' stable which comes packed with car chases, music and cameo appearances. Blues brothers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd) have sold their souls to rhythm'n'blues, but still lend a hand when the church orphanage in which they were raised is ..read more »
Out of the four films Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor made as a comedy duo, 'Stir Crazy' is by far and away the best. Directed by Sidney Poitier no less!!
Stir Crazy(1980) Starring:Lee Purcell, Craig T. Nelson, Gene Wilder Director:Sidney Poitier Certificate:
Long-time losers Skip Donahue (Gene Wilder) and Harry Monroe (Richard Pryor) are hired to wear woodpecker costumes to help promote a bank's opening, only to be wrongfully imprisoned when a pair of criminals, wearing identical outfits, rob the bank. Their claims of innocence ignored, Skip and Harry ..read more »
It might be an early entry in the career of Bill Murray but it was evident that as a leading man finer things were on the horizon! Notable for also featuring one of John Candy's early breakthrough film appearances.
(1981) Starring:Warren Oates, John Candy, P.J. Soles Director:Ivan Reitman Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
John Winger (Bill Murray) is a loser; he literally loses everything that matters to him - his car, apartment and girlfriend - on the same day. Along with his equally unsuccessful best friend, Russell Zitsky (Harold Ramis), John decides to enrol in the US Army, but discovers that his unit is little ..read more »
Russell Brand's remake is a joke (and not a funny one) compared to this Dudley Moore classic.
(1981) Starring:Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, Geraldine Fitzgerald Director:Steve Gordon Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Arthur is a sweet, somewhat pathetic character whose millions have left him lonely and with no motivation in life. Arthur is on the threshold of an arranged marriage with a simpering socialite, whom he does not love. Everyone expects Arthur to behave himself, but nobody truly cares for his well-..read more »
Steve Martin's finest, anarchic performance in a seriously unhinged comedy that has to be seen to be believed! Why do you not make films like this anymore Steve Martin, WHY!
The Man With Two Brains
(1983) Starring:Paul Benedict, David Warner, Kathleen Turner Director:Carl Reiner Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Steve Martin plays Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr (pronounced Hfuhruhurr), the world's most brilliant brain surgeon and inventor of screw top, zip lock brain surgery. On the rebound from his first wife's death, Michael marries cold-hearted Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), who delights in keeping him at ..read more »
Chevy Chase's first performance as the iconic 'Clark W Griswold' is still as funny today as it was 28 years ago! Written by the late great John Hughes, directed by Harold Ramis and featuring a great cameo by John Candy this road trip is one worth taking!
National Lampoon's Vacation
(1983) Starring:Dana Barron, Dana, Imogene Coca Director:Harold Ramis Certificate:
West Coast's Walley World theme park is the holiday destination for the Griswold family, who intend to drive cross-country from their Chicago base. Father Clark (Chevy Chase) has planned the trip down to its last detail, but the trouble begins as soon as they hit the road. Unexpectedly forced to ..read more »
Eddie Murphy's breakthrough role and a comedy great. Also features a fine turn by Dan Aykroyd and two by Jamie Lee Curtis!!!!
(1983) Starring:Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott Director:John Landis Certificate:
Bored, millionaire brothers Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a wager on whether two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum can adjust successfully if they trade places. To this end, they engineer the rise of streetwise tramp Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) ..read more »
One of the most successful comedies of all time featuring, yet again, the inspired combination of Murray, Aykroyd & Ramis. Still should have been Eddie Murphy as Winston Zeddemore though!!
(1984) Starring:Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Bill Murray Director:Ivan Reitman Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based paranormal investigators. When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly ..read more »