Author: Dick Ebert

The Goonies, Lost Treasure and Maritime Law

The Goonies, Lost Treasure and Maritime Law

In The Goonies, would they really have been able to keep the jewels Mikey got off the pirate ship? Or would the State have asserted ownership of the discovered “historical relics”? If you haven’t seen The Goonies, you should.  It’s a classic 80s movie, and although it was directed by Richard Donner,...

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The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator Quote: “I’m a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she was here. Could I see her please?” – The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day...

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China Quote: “When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right...

Showgirls (1995)

Showgirls (1995)

Showgirls Quote: “Man, everybody got AIDS and shit!” — James Smith Like Cristal Connors (Gina Gershon) and Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) bonding over their shared joy of eating the same brand of dog food, Roger, Dick and Kerri sit down to discuss the 1995 Paul Verhoeven “Classic” Showgirls. Showgirls promised to...

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The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski Quote: “Obviously you’re not a golfer” — The Dude Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of...

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Speed 2 Cruise Control (1997)

Speed 2 Cruise Control Quote: “Who’s ready to party on the big boat besides me?” – Annie Porter Can you really call it a movie “Speed” when it only goes 17 knots? Can you call a movie “Speed” when it doesn’t have Keanu Reaves? Can you even call this thing...

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Rounders (1998)

Rounders Quote: “In my club, I will splash the pot whenever the fuck I please.” – Teddy KGB Poker talk, smart voiceovers, Matt Damon in gigantic clothes, Ed Norton as Tyler Durden, John Malkovich butchering an accent, and John Turturro showing his deeper side. “Rounders” is the gold standard for...

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Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs Quote: “I knew it. I’m surrounded by assholes! [Dark Helmet pulls his face shield down] Keep firing, assholes!” – Dark Helmet Spaceballs wins our Best of John Candy category, bringing Roger and Gene together against Big D for the first time ever. Hop aboard the Spaceball One as we...