Cinema: Chevy's Chase


Directed and Written by Colin Higgins

One would not call it an auspicious motion picture debut. Just twice in the course of this infinite movie—a comedy-mystery into which someone forgot to put the comedy—does Chevy Chase get to do his famous impersonation of a klutz. One time he knocks over some glassware while attempting to project a suave image for Goldie Hawn; another time he falls off a gangplank into a river just after warning Hawn that it is slippery. At no other point is he given anything even remotely funny to...

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