Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jump Scene

Saturday: Outtakes - random stuff tacked on to the ending of the week.

Jump Scene

Jump scene. Not the kind of jump scene like the one in Wait Until Dark (1967) where it traumatized you so badly that you remember the flavor of gum you were chewing (sour grape) and can never chew that flavor again for the rest of your life.

And not the kind where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) jump over a cliff, or when Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford in The Fugitive, 1993) jumps off the dam. Not that kind of jump scene, either.

It's the crazy attempted jump scene in Canadian Bacon (1995). I don't recall anything else in the movie so I can't vouch for content or even say the plot was interesting, but I remember that scene because it was so morbidly funny.

Roy Boy (Kevin J. O'Connor), wrapped in duct tape, attempts to jump at Niagra Falls. Down below, Sheriff Bud Boomer (John Candy) and Deputy Honey (Rhea Perlman), shout, "Jump! Jump! Jump!"


"Due to the record number of laid-off workers jumping to their death at Niagra Falls, the city council has just approved an incentive program. Sheriff's deputies who actually manage to talk someone out of jumping will be getting 25 dollars. If they have to go and retrieve the body, they'll be getting fifty."

(Also, watch for the incongruous moments played for laughs.)


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    1. I miss him, too. I liked most of his movies.

  2. Loving the topics you are choosing! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again!


    1. Thank you! I checked your website and found your theme delightful! Now I'm a follower of your blog, too. :-) This is my first time with the A to Z Challenge, and I'm loving it.