"A musical comedy. A New York story."01 January 1988Music90 mins
This 1988 cult classic was an urban musical comedy set in the gritty gregarious barrio of The Bronx. Written by ERIC FLOYD, who also co-starred in it as the over-the-top madcap showman & choreographer; 'Razz (w/outrageous hair design by the incomparable styist to the stars on his 1st movie gig & star client, GERARD DURE')'; this film also holds the distinction of having been cast by ERIC FLOYD as well, who discovered & theatrically trained young yet still enduring Latin stars, most notably among them but not limited to the theatrical debut of Puerto Rican superstar, MARC ANTHONY. (from YouTube description)
Jesus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation.
NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists.
After thirty years in the big corporation, Ugo Fantozzi retires. Suddenly, he needs things to do in everyday life and he tries a number of activities: helping Pina shopping; babysitting grand-daughter Uga; a trip to Venice; learning golf.
Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority".
Have you watched East Side Story yet? What did you think about it?