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Mother, Jugs and Speed

forgotten bannerjugsWe’ve got a new column this year, showcasing weird but fun films that I keep discovering and wonder why I never heard of them before.

We’re kicking this off with “Mother Jugs and Speed” from 1976

Look at this films stars for a moment….Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Bruce Davidson from before he was quite as well known (though I spotted him immediately. I’m a big fan not only form X-Men, but also Kingdom Hospital, Lords of Salem and a whole slew of other stuff).
Larry Hagman’s in this too! This is before Dallas, he still had the good guy image from I Dream of Jeannie (although this film would manage to kill that noise real quick)  and Harvey Kitel!

From IMDB : Competition between privately owned LA ambulance companies is played for humour.

Yeah, that really doesn’t begin to describe it.

imagesCAV50E7MIt’s very much a product of it’s time, with ambulance calls going awry, Raquel fighting to be taken seriously despite her gender, Cosby popping beers while he drives…but good fun, never particularly raunchy even though it may seem like that kind of movie.

Things get serious a couple of times, but never enough for you  to mistake this for a drama. Seriously, give this a try, I found it on Amazon for under $10. It’s great vintage Cosby, shaggy Bruce Davidson and really fun to watch just how big a douche Larry Hagman plays!

 

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