Cinema: Good Time

CITY HEAT

Directed by Richard Benjamin Screenplay by Sam O. Brown and Joseph C. Stinson

Meanwhile, back in 1933 ...

Prohibition is winding down. The Marx Brothers are winding up (a clip from Horse Feathers appears in City Heat). And down streets variously garish, mean and vigorously peopled by Richard Benjamin in his richest directorial work yet, stalk two more certified stars, Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, also out for a good time in the action-comedy genre.

They find it—Eastwood perhaps more than Reynolds. If ever a screen character was ripe for self-parody, Eastwood's tough plainclothesman is, and he makes the most of his opportunity....

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