Sep 8, 2018
In yet another cinematic variation on the Earp legend, some
John McCain-Republican types enlist the Gipper to clamp down on the
wrong kind of vice and chicanery in Cottonwood, Arizona. Reagan is
aided in the quest by a pair of blond brothers (Alex Nicol
and Gilligan's Island's Russell Johnson) - one of
whom gets himself involved in a rather tiresome romance with
destined-to-fail bombshell Ruth Hampton. The film boasts an
extremely tense lynching scene, good chemistry between its
protagonist and co-star Dorothy Malone, and a refreshingly
nihilistic take on the hoary "civilizationist" tropes of the genre.
If only Dutch's authoritarian musings had been this world-weary on
the campaign trail!
Bonus: Romy and Gareth go through the entire list of American
Presidents (to date) in search of "Big Dick Energy".