Thursday, August 28, 2008

Discovery of the Day: Awful 80's Akron Movie

Happy day. Quite possibly the greatest YouTube find of all my days trolling the site. Above is a clip from a kung gu/action movie for some reason set in Akron Ohio, my home town. It was released in 1983 and I'm guessing it went on to make tens of dollars from the quality of this snippet. The first 4 minutes are taken up with awesome kungfu moves out at Portage Lakes (with a super cool "He's the MAN" background music). Then the beauty begins. About a 15 minute chase scene throughout Akron. The chase goes by all of my old haunts (keep in mind I was 8 when this was released). The old playground, the old mini-mart I used to buy penny candy at, even my great Aunt Rose's house across from the Click during the dramatic turnaround. I don't think I've laughed so hard all year.

Even if you are not from Akron, I think you'll enjoy "The Instructor".

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