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Lassiter

Somewhere in the Hollywood hills there's a computer loaded with a software programme called BuildaStar. A hack punched in the script requirements for this intended star vehicle for Selleck: an action yarn pitting an American loner against evil Nazis, bent coppers, a sultry girl-friend; sardonic sex with a lashing of perversity and gratuitous nudity; dare-devil stunts and chases for excitement; pseudo-moral dilemmas for the more intellectually inclined; period London settings (1939) for a hint of authenticity. The computer duly scanned the files in its memory, notably the ones labelled James Bond, The Sting, Steve McQueen's Motor-Bike Scenes and Cary Grant/ Negligée Number from Bringing Up Baby, and cobbled them all together into an Adult Entertainment.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roger Young
Screenwriter: David Taylor
Cast: Tom Selleck
Jane Seymour
Lauren Hutton
Bob Hoskins
Joe Regalbuto
Ed Lauter
Warren Clarke

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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E.S.

It is fairly amazing, and disappointing, that this fine film from 1984 (produced in 1983) is still not available on a proper dvd remaster. In fact, there is very little available on the internet regarding this fun, stylish, entertaining movie. Tom Selleck fans can be proud of this R-rated gem, produced while he was probably the most popular actor in the U.S.. His first "post Magnum P.I." film, "High Road To China", had been moderately successful; LASSITER, released less than a year later, reaffirmed his worth as a major talent worth watching. Jane Seymour, as well, never looked better, in one of her best "post James Bond girl" roles ever. Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins, Ed Lauter, and several others are outstanding as well. It is a shame, really, considering how many sub-par titles have been transferred to dvd and Blu-Ray disc, that as of early 2008, this great and fairly significant film has yet to see the light of day it deserves on home video.

E.S.

It is fairly amazing, and disappointing, that this fine film from 1984 (produced in 1983) is still not available on a proper dvd remaster. In fact, there is very little available on the internet regarding this fun, stylish, entertaining movie. Tom Selleck fans can be proud of this R-rated gem, produced while he was probably the most popular actor in the U.S.. His first "post Magnum P.I." film, "High Road To China", had been moderately successful; LASSITER, released less than a year later, reaffirmed his worth as a major talent worth watching. Jane Seymour, as well, never looked better, in one of her best "post James Bond girl" roles ever. Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins, Ed Lauter, and several others are outstanding as well. It is a shame, really, considering how many sub-par titles have been transferred to dvd and Blu-Ray disc, that as of early 2008, this great and fairly significant film has yet to see the light of day it deserves on home video.