Naked City: A Killer Christmas

Remember that game on Sesame Street called "One of these things is not like the other"? Let's play.

Which one does NOT belong?

  • Title: Naked City: A Killer Christmas
  • Starring: Scott Glenn
  • Written by: William Shakespeare
  • Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

The correct answer is Shakespeare. He couldn't work on A Killer Christmas because he had to do a rewrite on The Cable Guy. But the rest do belong. Scott Glenn, a completely solid down-to-earth performer stars. Christopher Trumbo, who wrote The Don is Dead and some other pics back in the 70's, co-wrote this, his first script in 20 years. And the legendary 70's genius, Bogdanovich, directed. Times must be tougher than we thought.

I don't know who Monica Talma is, but she got stark naked in this made-for-cable movie. Unfortunately, she was appearing in a porno film on Scott Glenn's TV set, so the quality ain't the best but, hey, naked is good.

IMDB summary: 5.7 out of 10.

No purchase info available. Yeah, like you would be standing in line to get this for all your friends for Christmas, and maybe a copy for your family priest. I picked it up for $2.99 in the bargain bin at Blockbuster. And I'm thinking it was somewhat overpriced.

I'm kidding. It isn't Raiders of the Lost Ark, but it isn't as bad as it sounds. In fact it's top of the line for made-for-cable. Maybe Glenn and Bogdanovich are down on their luck, but they both still have talent, and the script wasn't bad. I watched it without the FF, and that's more than I can say for some REAL movies! It was worth every penny of the $2.99, maybe even twenty to thirty cents more.

But how much lower can Bogdanovich sink? Maybe next year he'll be working as an AD for Michael Cimino.

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