Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S - Star... Something... Maybe?

Welcome to day nineteen of the A to Z Challenge. If you're here for the first time or if you've forgotten already, this year's theme is movies! I am posting a quote, a character or two, and a brief synopsis of a movie for each letter. You then get to guess the movie in the comments. Answers will be revealed in the following day's post.

Answer to R: Rush Hour

It's letter S today. Narrowing this one down could have been very difficult. There are so many great movies that start with S with so many great characters. Captain Mal and the rest of the crew on Serenity. Captain Kirk, Spock, etc. on Star Trek. Luke, Han, Leia, and on and on in Star Wars. Sky Captain, The Shadow, Colonel O'Neill and Daniel Jackson in Stargate, Sherlock Holmes. The list just keeps going. But, I didn't choose any of those for today. In case you haven't noticed, I like to slip in a lesser-known movie now and again. So here we go.

"Twice I've held your life in my hands, and twice I have given it back to you; the next time, your life is mine." - Hub McCann

Jasmine - There are actually two Jasmines in this movie. One is a little past her prime and not quite as impressive as she could have been. The other is the definition of "one true love." Both play very important parts in this movie.

14-year-old Walter Caldwell gets sent to spend the summer with his eccentric, wealthy uncles. It's a toss-up who will get run off first. As the summer progresses, Walter learns more about his uncles, never quite sure if their stories are true. And what about that money?

Despite the complete lack of special effects, not being science fiction, and almost no explosions, this is one of my all-time favorites. I never get tired of watching it.