Red Ranger wrote:
Quite true on all counts, Ward. It's also known for the dueling banjos sequence. The whole crux of the movie is man vs. nature, and Lewis (Reynolds) fancies himself at one with nature. A harrowing movie! John Boorman, the director, also helmed Excalibur. Reynolds' other best work was, IMHO, in Sharky's Machine. One of his costars in that flick was Bernie Casey, who later played Sisko's friend Cal Hudson, the Maquis leader in DSN. -- RR
You're right about dueling banjo's, it's probably an even more iconic scene. Ned Beatty with his pants around his ankles squealing for a toothless man is pretty unforgettable though.
Good call on Sharky's Machine. Great flick. By the way, how could John Boorman make movies like Deliverance and Excalibur and also make a huge turd like Exorcist II? Doesn't make sense.