Friday, July 20, 2012

Here Come The Tigers

I recently watched a late 1970s Bad News Bears rip off entitled "Here Come the Tigers".

There were two scenes that really stood out to me- from a nostalgic point of view:

 #1 The Star Wars scene:
About halfway through the film we see the kids leaving a theater where they had just seen Star Wars.
They talk about "the force" and it actually plays into the ending of the film.

Regardless, it was really great to see the old lobby cards on display in the case outside an wonderful brick theater.

#2 The arcade:

Shortly after the Star Wars scene we get a scene in an arcade. In addition to some great pre-Pac Man cabinets we get a wacky over sized picture of Robert Redford.

We get a shot of a kid playing Foosball and a 1976 Bi Plane cabinet.

Here we see the kids at a pool table. In the background we see a shuffle bowling game and a Brunswick Air Handball game (which is basically a smaller air hockey game that can be placed against a wall.)

I like the really cool glass with the markings on it. My aunt had a mirror topped coffee table with a similar look. I remember staring at it and trying to find things in the shapes. I was often bored at my aunt's house.
I like seeing the reflections of the pinball machines and it's cool to see the old Sprite can!

It'm not sure if I can recommend the actual film.

It was silly and fun and I sure enjoyed it... but I suppose you'd be better off just seeing Bad News Bears.

Still, Wes Craven was a gaffer on this. That's worth something.

Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

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