THE BEST OF TIMES (Theatrical Release USA 1986)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

The Best of Times wants to be a comedy, but it isn’t. Weak script, weak portrayal, and an odd combination of Robin Williams with Kurt Russell creates a fallout film that begs an answer to the questions, ‘What’s the purpose of this movie, why is it important, and what is its meaning?’

Storyline

A man decides to re-win a football game he lost during his youth.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Roger Spottiswoode for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Gordon Caarroll for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jack Dundee (Robin Williams), Reno Hightower (Kurt Russell), Gigi Hightower (Pamela Reed), Elly Dundee (Holly Palance), The Colonel (Donald Moffat), Darla (Margaret Whitton), Charlie (M. Emmet Walsh), Eddie (Donovan Scott), Schutte (R.G. Armstrong), Mac (Dub Taylor), Arturo (Carl Ballantine), Rosie (Kathleen Freeman), Chico (Tony Plana), Teddy (Kirk Cameron), Jaki (Robyn Lively), and Carlos (Eloy Casados).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It is what it is.

Ben Meyers

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