Goliath is described in the biblical Book of Samuel as a Philistine giant defeated by the young David in single combat. The story signified Saul's unfitness as Saul himself should have fought for Israel; the phrase "David and Goliath" has taken on a more popular meaning, denoting an underdog situation, a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent faces a much bigger, stronger adversary. Saul and the Israelites are facing the Philistines in the Valley of Elah. Twice a day for 40 days and evening, the champion of the Philistines, comes out between the lines and challenges the Israelites to send out a champion of their own to decide the outcome in single combat, but Saul is afraid. David, bringing food for his elder brothers, hears that Goliath has defied the armies of God and of the reward from Saul to the one that defeats him, accepts the challenge. Saul reluctantly agrees and offers his armor, which David declines, taking only his staff and five stones from a brook. David and Goliath confront each other, Goliath with his armor and javelin, David with his staff and sling.
"The Philistine cursed David by his gods", but David replies: "This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, I will strike you down. David hurls a stone from his sling and hits Goliath in the center of his forehead, Goliath falls on his face to the ground, David cuts off his head; the Philistines flee and are pursued by the Israelites "as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron". David puts the armor of Goliath in his own tent and takes the head to Jerusalem, Saul sends Abner to bring the boy to him; the king asks whose son he is, David answers, "I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite." The Books of Samuel, together with the books of Joshua and Kings, make up a unified history of Israel which biblical scholars call the Deuteronomistic history. The first edition of the history was written at the court of Judah's King Josiah and a revised second edition during the exile, with further revisions in the post-exilic period. Traces of this can be seen in the contradictions and illogicalities of the Goliath story - to take a few examples, David turns from Saul's adult shield-bearer into a child herding sheep for his father, Saul finds it necessary to send for him when as the king's shield-bearer he should be beside his royal master, has to ask who David is, which sits strangely with David's status at his court.
The Goliath story is made up of base-narrative with numerous additions made after the exile: Original storyThe Israelites and Philistines face each other. AdditionsDavid is sent by his father to bring food to his brothers, hears the challenge, expresses his desire to accept. Goliath's stature as described in various ancient manuscripts varies: the oldest manuscripts, the Dead Sea Scrolls text of Samuel, the 1st-century historian Josephus, the 4th-century Septuagint manuscripts, all give his height as "four cubits and a span", whereas the Masoretic Text gives this as "six cubits and a span". Large numbers of scholars believe that the "taller" reading is based on an exaggeration, that the "shorter" reading is original, although some disagree; the underlying purpose of the story of Goliath is to show. Saul was chosen to lead the Israelites against their enemies, but when faced with Goliath he refuses to do so. Saul's exact height is not given, but he was a head taller than anyone else in all Israel, which implies he was over 6 feet tall and supposed to be the obvious challenger for Goliath, David is the one who defeated him.
Saul's armour and weaponry are no worse than Goliath's. "David declares that when a lion or bear came and attacked his father's sheep, he battled against it and killed it, has been cowering in fear instead of rising up and attacking the threat to his sheep." 2 Samuel 21:19 tells how Goliath the Gittite was killed by "Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite." According to Baruch Halperin, "Most storytellers displaced the deed from the otherwise obscure Elhanan onto the more famous character, David." The fourth-century BC 1 Chronicles explains the second Goliath by saying that Elhanan "slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath", constructing the name Lahmi from the last portion of the word "Bethlehemite", the King James Bible adopted this into 2 Samuel 21:18–19, although the Hebrew text at this point makes no mention of the word "brother". The armor described in 1 Samuel 17 appears typical of Greek armor of the sixth century BCE rather than of Philistines armor of the tenth century. Narrative formulae such as the settlement of battle by single combat between champions has been thought characteristic of the Homeric epics, rather than of the ancient Near East.
The designation of Goliath as a איש הביניים, "man of the in-between" appears to be a borrowing from Greek "man of the metaikh
Red Heat (1988 film)
Red Heat is a 1988 American buddy cop action film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow Militia Captain Ivan Danko, James Belushi, as Chicago detective Art Ridzik. Finding themselves on the same case and Ridzik work as partners to catch a cunning and deadly Soviet Georgian drug kingpin, Viktor Rostavili, who happens to be the killer of Danko's previous partner back in Soviet Russia, it was the first American film given permission to shoot in Moscow's Red Square—however, most of the scenes set in the Soviet Union were shot in Hungary. Schwarzenegger was paid a salary of $8 million for his role in the film. Captain Ivan Danko of the Moscow Militia sets a trap for Viktor Rostavili, a Georgian drug kingpin and crime lord; the ambush backfires. S. after gunning down several other Moscow cops, including Danko's partner. Loudmouthed Chicago Police Department Detective-Sergeant Art Ridzik, investigates several local murders committed by Viktor's cartel; when Viktor is arrested in Chicago, Danko is dispatched to escort him back to Moscow to face justice in the Soviet Union.
Unexpectedly and Ridzik find themselves partnered together when Viktor escapes custody, gunning down Ridzik's partner, Gallagher, in the process. Danko is frustrated, he shares his candid observations with Ridzik: "This Chicago is strange city. Your crime is organized, but your police is not." Danko and Ridzik pursue his henchmen around Chicago. Danko and Viktor commandeer a couple of Greyhound buses engage in a high-speed chase, which concludes with Viktor's collision with a freight train; when Danko confronts him, Viktor shoots at him, only to be gunned down. Danko returns to Moscow after exchanging wristwatches with Ridzik as an act of goodwill; the film was based on an original story by Walter Hill. He says he conceived of the idea for Red Heat because he and Arnold Schwarzenegger had long wanted to work together: I didn't want to do sci-fi and it's tough to use Arnold credibly in an American context with his accent. I thought it would be interesting if he could play a Russian cop in the US.
I wanted to do a traditional John Wayne/Clint Eastwood larger-than-life movie. You ask the question: Will the American audience accept an unapologetic Soviet hero, someone who will not defect at the end of the movie? According to Schwarzenegger, when Hill approached him he did not have a complete script - he just had the basic premise and the opening scene where Schwarzenegger rips off a leg to discover it is wooden and that it contains cocaine. Schwarzenegger agreed to make the movie on the basis of this and Hill's track record, in particular his earlier buddy action comedy 48 Hours; the opening scene came from a script by Harry Kleiner, sent to Hill. Hill loved the scene and paid Kleiner for it. "I think it's the best scene in the movie," said Hill later. "The movie, after he left Moscow, I never thought was much good, but I thought, a terrific scene."Hill says he deliberately chose to tone down the Schwarzenegger persona, making him more realistic and less prone to wisecracks. Hill: I had confidence in him as an actor.
I didn't want him just to throw a Volkswagen over a building. Arnold has an ability to communicate that cuts through countries, they just love to see this guy win. But everyone thinks. It's not that at all: it's his face, his eyes, he has a face. Schwarzenegger says Hill told him to watch Greta Garbo's performance in Ninotchka "to get a handle on how Danko should react as a loyal Soviet in the West. I got to learn a little Russian, it was a role for which my own accent was a plus."The music score was done by James Horner. "I told James I wanted something like you're in the Olympics and you've just won a gold medal," said Hill. "I wanted something heroic." Sergei Prokofiev's Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution was used in the opening and closing titles of the film. Hill says he wanted to use buses rather than cars in the climactic action scene because it would be more interesting. "Also, I thought it was appropriate for Arnold. He doesn't fit well in cars."He described the film as "in an odd way it's a traditional love story between these two guys.
The script was rewritten during the shoot. Among the writers who worked on it were Hill himself, Harry Kleiner, Troy Kennedy Martin, Steven Meerson & Peter Krikes, John Mankiewicz & Daniel Pyne. "You've got to understand that Walter likes to create as he goes along," said a source close to the production. "Also, the project was put together based on an idea of his-a Russian cop in Chicago. There was no script." A spokesman for the Writers Guild said Hill was a member in good standing: "He does tend to hire a lot of people but he pays well above minimums and we feel he's been quite straightforward about screen credit."The first half of the opening scene was shot in Budapest's Rudas Thermal Bath. The second half was shot in Austria; the film received a mixed to positive response from critics. Red Heat holds a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 5.5/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale; the film opened at the top spot at the box office, but was far outpaced by Schwarzenegger's other comedy film in 1988, Twins.
Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting. It can be any colour; the Jack Russell is confused with the Parson Russell terrier and the Russell terrier, a shorter-legged, stockier variety. The term "Jack Russell" is commonly misapplied to other small white terriers; the Jack Russell is a broad type, with a size range of 10–15 inches. The Parson Russell is limited only to a middle range with a standard size of 12–14 inches, while the Russell terrier is smaller at 8–12 inches; each breed has different physical proportions according to the standards of their breed clubs. Jack Russells are an energetic breed that rely on a high level of exercise and stimulation and are free from serious health complaints. Originating from dogs bred and used by Reverend John Russell in the early 19th century, from whom the breed takes its name, the Jack Russell has similar origins to the modern Fox terrier, it has gone through several changes over the years, corresponding to different use and breed standards set by kennel clubs.
Recognition by kennel clubs for the Jack Russell breed has been opposed by the breed's parent societies – which resulted in the breeding and recognition of the Parson Russell terrier. Jack Russells have appeared many times in film and print – with several historical dogs of note; the small white fox-working terriers we know today were first bred by the Reverend John Russell, a parson and hunting enthusiast born in 1795, they can trace their origin to the now extinct English white terrier. Difficulty in differentiating the dog from the creature it was pursuing brought about the need for a white dog, so in 1819 during his last year of university at Exeter College, Oxford, he purchased a small white and tan terrier female named Trump from a local milkman in the nearby small hamlet of Elsfield or Marston). Trump epitomised his ideal Fox terrier, which, at the time, was a term used for any terrier, used to bolt foxes out of their burrows, her colouring was described as"... white, with just a patch of dark tan over each ear.
Davies, a friend of Russell's, wrote: "Trump was such an animal as Russell had only seen in his dreams". She was the basis for a breeding program to develop a terrier with high stamina for the hunt as well as the courage and formation to chase out foxes that had gone to ground. By the 1850s, these dogs were recognised as a distinct breed. An important attribute in this dog was a tempered aggressiveness that would provide the necessary drive to pursue and bolt the fox, without resulting in physical harm to the quarry and ending the chase, considered unsporting. Russell was said to have prided himself; this line of terriers developed by John Russell was well respected for those qualities, his dogs were taken on by hunt enthusiasts. It is unlikely, that any dogs alive today can be proved to be descendants from Trump, as Russell was forced to sell all his dogs on more than one occasion because of financial difficulty, had only four aged terriers left when he died in 1883; the Fox terrier and Jack Russell terrier type dogs of today are all descended from dogs of that period, although documented pedigrees earlier than 1862 have not been found, although several records remain of documented breeding by John Russell between the 1860s and 1880s.
The Fox Terrier Club was formed in 1875 with Russell as one of the founder members. By the start of the 20th century, the Fox terrier had altered more towards the modern breed, but in some parts of the country the old style of John Russell's terriers remained, it is from those dogs that the modern Jack Russell type has descended. Many breeds can claim heritage to the early Fox terrier of this period, including the Brazilian terrier, Japanese terrier, Miniature Fox terrier, Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz, Rat terrier, Tenterfield terrier. Following Russell's death, the only people who made serious efforts to continue those strains were two men, one in Chislehurst with the surname of East, another in Cornwall named Archer. East, at one point, had several couples; the type aimed for were not as big as the show Fox terrier and were less than 15 pounds. Arthur Blake Heinemann created the first breed standard and, in 1894, he founded the Devon and Somerset Badger Club, the aims of which were to promote badger digging rather than fox hunting, the breeding of terriers suitable for this purpose.
Terriers were acquired from Nicholas Snow of Oare, they were descended from Russell's original dogs, as Russell would have hunted at some point with Snow's hunting club and is to have provided at least some of their original terriers. By the turn of the 20th century, Russell's name had become associated with this breed of dog; the club was renamed the Parson Jack Russell Terrier Club. Badger digging required a different type of dog than fox hunting, it is that Bull terrier stock was introduced to strengthen the breed, which may have caused the creation of a shorter legged variety of Jack Russell terrier that started to appear around this period. At the same time that a split was appearing between show and working Fox terriers, a further split was occurring between two different types of white terrier, both carry
Raw Deal (1986 film)
Raw Deal is 1986 American action film directed by John Irvin and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin and Sam Wanamaker. The film was released in the United States on June 6, 1986; the film tells the story of an elderly and embittered high-ranking FBI chief, Harry Shannon, who wants to get revenge against a Mafia organization and sends a former FBI agent and now small-town sheriff Mark Kaminski to destroy the organization from the inside. The film received mixed reviews and was a failure at the box office, grossing anywhere between $7.3 to $16.2 million against its $11–12 million budget. On December 16, 1985, in a remote wooded cabin, a mob informant is under protection by the FBI, they are ambushed by a hit squad who brutally slaughter the witness. One of the agents killed is son of FBI Agent Harry Shannon, who vows revenge. After capturing a man posing as a motorcycle cop, small-town sheriff Mark Kaminski goes home to his alcoholic wife Amy, who resents what their lives have been reduced to and in a drunken fit throws a cake at him.
Kaminski once worked for the FBI, but five years ago he brutally beat a suspect who sexually assaulted and murdered a young girl. Kaminski was given the option to "resign or be prosecuted" by ambitious prosecutor Marvin Baxter, now Special Federal Prosecutor heading up a committee investigating the dealings of Luigi Patrovita, the strongest of the Chicago Outfit Dons. Shannon calls Kaminski in with an unsanctioned assignment: to infiltrate Patrovita's organization and dismantle it. Harry cannot do anything and the FBI has a leak, getting agents killed, why Kaminski must go in secret. Harry dangles the prospect of Kaminsky being reinstated with the FBI, leading to Kaminski faking his own death in a chemical plant explosion and posing as convicted felon Joseph P. Brenner, he manages to get an audience with Patrovita's right-hand man Paulo Rocca, convinces them of his worth by harassing Martin Lamanski, a rival mob boss, trying to move in on his former boss Patrovita's territory. While at Patrovita's casino, hidden in a basement level of a high class hotel, he makes the acquaintance of Monique, who works for Rocca's top lieutenant Max Keller.
Kaminski continues to work his way into the good graces of the Patrovita family, including devising a plan that recovers $100 million of heroin and cash seized by the feds from one of Patrovita's hideouts and assisting in Lamanski's assassination. Keller isn't convinced that'Brenner' is who he says and manages to find proof of the deception, showing Kaminski's photo to a police informant who arrested the real Brenner; the leak the FBI has been looking for is revealed to be Baxter, forced to stay close to Patrovita. Kaminski accompanies Keller to a cemetery for a hit job, but discovers that the target is Harry Shannon, which causes him to blow his cover. Kaminski and Shannon manage to kill Keller and another hit man, but Shannon is wounded in the exchange. Kaminski escapes, he tells her to wait for him. He suits up, gathers an arsenal of firearms and raids one of Patrovita's gravel pits, killing everyone and stealing a large amount of drug money, he sets off for Patrovita's casino, where he embarks on a killing spree, single-handedly wiping out all his soldiers, including the men directly responsible for the murder of Blair and his fellow FBI agents.
Rocca and Patrovita retreat to a back room. Patrovita flees into an office pleading for his life. On his way out, he encounters a whimpering Baxter and offers him a gun with the same line Baxter gave him five years earlier: "Resign, or be prosecuted. Any way you want it." Kaminski starts to walk off, when Baxter attempts to shoot him, Kaminski turns and shoots Baxter dead in self-defense. After driving to the airport, Kaminski hands a duffel bag containing $250,000 in cash to Monique and gets her on a chartered plane, telling her she is free and can start a new life with no obligations to anyone; the epilogue shows Kaminski visiting Shannon, crippled as a result of the gunshot wound to his back and has been refusing any therapy or rehabilitation. Kaminski has been reinstated into the FBI, his reunion with Amy has now led to her being pregnant. Kaminski wants only if Shannon will attempt to walk. Shannon cannot walk at first and angrily asks Kaminski to leave him be, but Kaminski tells Shannon he must show the same strength that made him a good father to Blair.
Inspired by the love for his son and his gratitude to Kaminski, Shannon makes a strong effort and manages to walk a few feet on his own, embraced by a smiling Kaminski. The film was produced so that Dino De Laurentiis could inject some quick cash into his long gestating project Total Recall, a film for which Laurentiis had owned the rights, one in which Schwarzenegger would take the leading role. Due to the poor box office performance of Raw Deal, De Laurentiis would file for bankruptcy and the rights to Total Recall were sold to Carolco. At the time, Schwarzenegger was still under contract with De Laurentiis for a number of Conan the Barbarian sequels, in exchange for dissolving this multi-picture agreement, Schwarzenegger agreed to star in Raw Deal. Schwarzenegger was more interested in doing Total Recall but De Laurentiis objected as he didn't feel that Schwarzenegger was right for the leading role. Patrick Swayze was cast before De Laurentiis' bankruptcy. Filming was done on location in Chicago, Castle Hayne, North Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina at the De Laure
Louis Jude Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron; as an actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. Lou Ferrigno was born in New York, to Victoria and Matt Ferrigno, a police lieutenant, he is of Italian descent. Soon after he was born, Ferrigno says he believes he suffered a series of ear infections and lost 75 to 80% of his hearing, though his condition was not diagnosed until he was three years old. Hearing loss caused Ferrigno to be bullied by peers during his childhood: "They used to call me'deaf Louie, deaf mute', because of my hearing and because of the way I sounded."Ferrigno started weight training at age 13, citing body builder and Hercules star Steve Reeves as one of his role models.
He was a fan of the Hercules films that starred Reeves. Ferrigno's other personal heroes as a child were the Hulk. Ferrigno attended St. Athanasius Grammar School and Brooklyn Technical High School, where he learned metal working. After graduating from high school in 1969, Ferrigno won IFBB Mr. America. Four years he won the title IFBB Mr. Universe. Early in his career he lived in Columbus and trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1974, he came in second on his first attempt at the Mr. Olympia competition, he came in third the following year, his attempt to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger was the subject of the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron. The documentary made Ferrigno famous; these victories, did not provide enough income for him to earn a living. His first paying job was as a $10-an-hour sheet metal worker in a Brooklyn factory, where he worked for three years, he did not enjoy the dangerous work, left after a friend and co-worker accidentally cut off his own hand one day. Following this, Ferrigno left the competition circuit for many years, a period that included a brief stint as a defensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League.
He had never played football, was cut after two games. Ferrigno left the world of Canadian football after he broke the legs of a fellow player during a scrimmage. During competition, Ferrigno at 6 ft 5 in weighed 268 lb in 1975, 315 lb in 1992. Ferrigno competed in the first annual World's Strongest Man competition in 1977, where he finished fourth in a field of eight competitors. In the early 1990s, Ferrigno returned to bodybuilding, competing for the 1992 and 1993 Mr. Olympia titles. Finishing 12th and 10th he turned to the 1994 Masters Olympia, where his attempt to beat Robbie Robinson and Boyer Coe was the subject of the 1996 documentary Stand Tall. After this, he retired from competition. In 1977, Ferrigno was cast as the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk. Ferrigno and Bill Bixby – who played the Hulk's "normal" alter ego – became friends. Ferrigno singles out the instances in which Bixby directed Ferrigno in some episodes as memorable. Ferrigno continued playing the Hulk role until 1981—although the last two episodes were not broadcast until May 1982.
He and Bixby co-starred in three The Incredible Hulk TV movies. In November 1978 and again in May 1979 Ferrigno appeared in Battle of the Network Stars. In 1983, Ferrigno appeared as John Six on the short-lived medical drama Trauma Center. Ferrigno played himself during intermittent guest appearances on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens, beginning in 2000 and continuing until the program's conclusion in 2007, he and his wife Carla were depicted as the main characters' next-door neighbors. Because of his role as the title character on The Incredible Hulk, he is the target of Hulk jokes by Doug and his friends, he made cameo appearances as a security guard in both the 2003 film Hulk and the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk, in which he voiced the Hulk. In the latter film, Bruce Banner bribes him with a pizza in order to gain entry into a university building. Ferrigno appeared as himself in the 2009 feature film comedy I Love Man. Ferrigno trained Michael Jackson on and off beginning in the early 1990s, in 2009, he helped Jackson get into shape for a planned series of concerts in London, which were cancelled due to Jackson's untimely death.
Ferrigno took part in a Smosh video, titled "I love Lou Ferrigno", in which he is tracked down by one of Smosh's members, Anthony, in Hollywood. The skit ends with Ferrigno knocking Anthony unconscious, in response to Ian's claim that Anthony stole Ferrigno's Butterfinger. Ferrigno has his own line of fitness equipment called Ferrigno Fitness. In January 2009, he provided equipment to The Price Is Right for use as a One Bid prize, demonstrated the equipment himself. In 2010, Ferrigno appeared in "My Two Chads", an episode of Sonny with a Chance, appearing as himself in an episode of the fictional series MacKenzie Falls, he voices the character Billy the Hero in the animated series Adventure Time. Ferrigno's voice was used for the Hulk in the 2012 film The Avengers and its 2015 sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. In 2014, Ferrigno appeared as Zaminhon, the Orion slave trader, in the Star Trek Continues episode "Lolani". In 2016, Ferrigno appeared as a playable Lego version of himself in Lego Marvel'
Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Hong Kong film director John Woo in his American debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work Cajun merchant seaman who saves a young woman, named Natasha Binder, from a gang of thugs in New Orleans. Chance learns that Binder is searching for her missing father, agrees to aid Binder in her search. Boudreaux and Binder soon learn that Binder's father has died at the hands of wealthy sportsman Emil Fouchon who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation; the screenplay was written by Chuck Pfarrer and is based on the 1932 film adaptation of Richard Connell's 1924 short story "The Most Dangerous Game". Hard Target was Woo's first American film and was the first major Hollywood film made by a Chinese director. Universal Pictures was nervous about having Woo direct a feature, sent in director Sam Raimi to look over the film's production and to take Woo's place as director if he were to fail. Woo went through several scripts finding martial arts films with which he was not interested.
After deciding on Chuck Pfarrer's script for Hard Target, Woo wanted to have actor Kurt Russell in the lead role, but found Russell too busy with other projects. Woo went with Universal's initial choice of having Jean-Claude Van Damme star. Woo got along with Van Damme during filming and raised the amount of action in the film as he knew that Van Damme was up for it. After 65 days of filming in New Orleans, Woo had trouble with the Motion Picture Association of America to secure the R rating that Universal wanted. Woo made dozens of cuts to the film. On its initial release, Hard Target was a financial success but received mixed reviews from film critics; the film is considered a cult film among fans for the action scenes. In New Orleans, a homeless veteran named, he is given a belt containing $10,000 and told that he must reach the other side of the town to win the money and his life. Pursuing him is the hunt organizer Emil Fouchon, his lieutenant Pik Van Cleef, a businessman named Mr. Lopacki - Fouchon's client who has paid $500,000 for the opportunity to hunt a human, mercenaries including Stephan and Peterson.
Binder is killed by three crossbow bolts. Van Cleef retrieves the money belt. While searching for her father, Binder's estranged daughter Natasha is attacked by a group of muggers who saw that she had a lot of cash earlier, she is saved by a homeless man with exceptional martial arts skills named Chance Boudreaux, a former Marine Force Recon. Chance is hesitant to involve himself in her mission, but as his merchant seaman union dues are in arrears, he reluctantly allows Natasha to hire him as her guide and bodyguard during her search. Meanwhile, Chance's homeless friend Elijah Roper is the next to participate in Fouchon's hunt and ends up dead. Natasha discovers that her father distributed fliers for a seedy recruiter named Randal Poe, secretly supplying Fouchon with homeless men with war experience and no family ties. Natasha questions Randal about her father's death, but they are discovered by an eavesdropping Van Cleef. Fouchon and Van Cleef beat Randal as a punishment for sending them a man with a daughter.
New Orleans police detective Marie Mitchell is reluctant to investigate Binder's disappearance until his charred body is discovered in the ashes of a derelict building. The death is deemed an accident, but Chance searches the ruins and finds Binder's dog tag, pierced by one of the crossbow bolts. Van Cleef's henchmen ambush Chance and beat him unconscious to scare him and Natasha out of town; when he recovers, he offers Mitchell the dog tag as evidence. With the investigation getting closer, Van Cleef and Fouchon decide to relocate their hunting business and begin eliminating "loose ends"; the medical examiner, hiding the evidence of the hunt is executed along with Randal. Mitchell and Chance arrive moments at Randal's office and are ambushed by Van Cleef and several of his men. During the shootout, Mitchell dies. Chance kills a handful of the escapes with Natasha. Fouchon and Van Cleef assemble five hired hunters to continue the chase. Chance leads Natasha to his uncle Douvee's house deep in the bayou and enlists his help to defeat the men.
Chance and Douvee lead the hunting party to "Mardi Gras graveyard" and kill off Fouchon's men one by one. Van Cleef is gunned down by Chance in a shootout. In the end, only Fouchon is left, but he holds Chance at bay by taking Natasha hostage and stabbing Douvee in the chest with his arrow. Chance charges him, attacking with a flurry of blows, drops a grenade in his pants. Fouchon gets incinerated in the explosion, it turns out. Chance and Douvee make their way out of the warehouse as the movie ends. Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work Cajun United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance veteran. After Boudreaux saves Natasha Binder, he is hired by her to help search for her missing father. Lance Henriksen as Emil Fouchon, a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless former soldiers for sport. After finding that he is being investigated by Chance and Natasha, Fouchon sends out his gang led by Pik
Pink Cadillac (film)
Pink Cadillac is a 1989 American action comedy film about a bounty hunter and a group of white supremacists chasing after an innocent woman who tries to outrun everyone in her husband's prized pink Cadillac. The film stars Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters and has small cameo appearances by Jim Carrey and Bryan Adams. A white supremacist group is chasing Lou Ann, she has inadvertently taken counterfeit money from them by running away with his car, which held the supremacists' stash. Tommy Nowak is a "skip-tracer" whose speciality is dressing up in disguises, such as a rodeo clown, to fool whomever he is after. Tommy takes on the job of finding Lou Ann; when he finds her in Reno, Tommy becomes enamored. Roy and his gang kidnap her baby, whom Lou Ann has left with her sister, so Tommy decides to help Lou Ann get the baby back instead of turning her in. While driving through the West, seeking the baby, romance blossoms, they fight the evil supremacists and retrieve the baby. Clint Eastwood as Tommy Nowak Bernadette Peters as Lou Ann McGuinn Timothy Carhart as Roy McGuinn Michael Des Barres as Alex Geoffrey Lewis as Ricky Z Filming began in late 1988, took place in Utah and Nevada.
The film's soundtrack features all done by various country and rock artists. The album peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums in July 1989; the film received poor reviews. Caryn James wrote: "When it's time to look back on the strange sweep of Clint Eastwood's career, from his ambitious direction of Bird to his coarse, classic Dirty Harry character, Pink Cadillac will settle comfortably near the bottom of the list, it is the laziest sort of action comedy, with lumbering chase scenes, a dull-witted script and the charmless pairing of Mr. Eastwood and Bernadette Peters." Hal Hinson praised the performers: Peters "...plays her comic scenes with a vivacious abandon..." She "loosens him up... and humanizes him. These two make a nifty comic team."Pink Cadillac was released in May 1989, opening against Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The film grossed $12,143,484. In contrast, the movie Eastwood made just prior to Pink Cadillac, the fifth Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool, grossed $37,903,295.
The film holds five and a half stars on IMDb. It has a 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Hughes, Howard. Aim for the Heart. London: I. B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-902-7. Pink Cadillac on IMDb Pink Cadillac at Rotten Tomatoes