R | | Comedy, Drama
Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.
Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies.
Wendell Sonny Lawson:
So you got the calling?
Father Dave Benson: Well, it was more of a whisper.
When Wendell Lawson slams on his brakes next to the funeral procession in front of the Church, the shadow of the Church steeple and crucifix appear on his forehead. However in the cutaway to the Church, we clearly see there are no shadows anywhere on the face of the Church, indicating that the sun is in front of the Church and not behind it, thus unable to produce a shadow on Wendell. In addition the size of the shadow on Wendell's face was some 3-4 inch. It could not be casted by a life size steeple but a small mock-up.
The original theatrical version had Glen Campbell singing the movie's theme, "Here's Another Fine Mess", but later prints had Paul Williams singing the song. The Campbell version is restored on the current TV versions and the Olive Films Blu-Ray.
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