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The Best Bad Movie Ever!

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Good news folks, the best bad movie ever is finally coming out on DVD! How best bad is it? Well, the movie was made in 1987 and it is just getting pressed to DVD for June 1st. Welcome Back Kotter episodes have been rushed to the market quicker than this flick. The movie in question (because to call it a film would be an insult to filmmakers) is Summer School with Mark Harmon. Let’s take a quick look at some of my favorite moments in dialogue – scene > Mark Harmon sitting with his golden retriever sharing a jar of peanut butter on the porch “You know what we need, Wondermutt? I mean, besides bread… a woman who appreciates us!”

I already have June 1st set aside to buy this gem. One can only assume it won’t be more than $14, and my guess is that it won’t be in letterbox. Do yourself a favor and watch this gem. Wait, don’t even bother to spend the $3 to rent it. Come over to my place and we’ll watch it on the home theatre (what a waste of surround sound, this movie was made for $47). Bring a lot of beer, you’ll need it to stomach some of Kirstie Alley’s best bad acting (this was back when she was hot). In order to personally further Harmon’s acting career (because law dramas are beneath him).

* Update – amazon is listing it already as 5 star review, and yet it retails for $12.99 new. Now you see why I don’t much go to the movies. Shit, for $12.99 I can’t even go see a movie with my wife. Plus, last time I got drunk at the theatre things didn’t go well. I guess you can’t just pause the movie every 15 minutes for a pis break, well you can at my house, baby! Next up on the wish list of great bad movies… Anthony Edwards in the classic, brilliant, and barely watchable ‘Gotcha’, which has still not been pressed to DVD.

Because you have been so good, you get a bonus dialogue chunk
Judge: “Can I see your ID, son? Now, you are telling me you were a black Vietnam veteran in 1966?”
Chainsaw, a 16 year old lanky white kid: “yes sir, a war puts a man through many changes”

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  • I have to admit, this has been one of my personal favorites since I first saw it. It can’t be summer without a viewing of Summer School. Any word on extras, or is that hoping for far too much for a film like this?

  • Paul

    I’ve had plenty of opportunities to watch this movie over the years, but I’m sorry to say I never have. I just may now, though. You’ve piqued my curiosity. The reviews of it I’ve read (all two of them-I only own two movie review books) dismissed the movie as being mediocre, or words to that effect. But if it’s so bad it’s good it may be worth a looksie afterall. Oh, wait! I’m thinking of Stealing Home. So forget what I just said. I still may watch Summer School, though.

    Take it easy…but take it.

  • some other classic lines from our protagonist, Chainsaw

    The reason people don’t know how to drink and drive, is they didn’t learn to drive drunk.

    Can I drive? She is too slow, we just got passed by an old lady in a walker.

    There is no word on extras yet. generally though, movies this old don’t have ‘making of’ type featurettes. Hopefullly though, they will reunite the cast to talk about the movie.

  • Stately Wayne Manor

    I refute you in the name of Ed Wood Jr.

  • I’ve neither seen this movie or even heard of it, but since I watched “Mars Needs Women” this week, and just got “Eating Raoul” in the post just yesterday, I shall reserve judgment.