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Mannequin Two: On the Moveby: Alan.Smithee.Podcast • tags: 1990s • feature • free • directed by: Stewart.Raffill • stars: Kristy.Swanson • William.Ragsdale
From Alan Smithee Podcast:
This week on Anwe return to a magnificent obsession that began with our first good-movie / bad-movie episode, the wonderful world of Mannequin. In keeping with that milestone, this is also our first non-special commentary track. Yes, we just did one for Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2 but that was for Christmas and this isn’t for National William Ragsdale Appreciation Month or anything.
The first Mannequin is sort of fondly remembered by pubescent fans of the very non-threatening Andrew McCarthy. What pubescent girl is going to dream of William Ragsdale? This is an important question as the target audience for the McCarthy-less Mannequin Two surely must have been undiscriminating girls being taken by their moms to the Saturday matinee. Or Andrew Wickliffe, whom it turns out was at such a screening in the unholy year of 1991. Even Kim Cattrall knew to stay away from this one, much to the chagrin of Crow T. Robot, since she can always brighten up dark stains on cinema like City Limits or Split Second. Or not.
Among topics discussed in the film’s excruciating 95 minutes are consumerist fantasies, 80s teen heartthrobs, Comedy Central’s movie programming in the 1990s, the city of Kill-adelphia, the awful filmography of Stewart Raffill, Meshach Taylor’s courageous portrayal of African-American Homosexual-American “Hollywood” Montrose, Terry Kiser’s awfulness, real dolls, the semantics of Two/Too/2 in the titles of unrelated 80s sequels, excising homosexuality through film editing, the lamented career of Zach Galligan, and much much more!
We’re 23 minutes in, and we have not established this character …. But he is now a total weirdo. … This guy just likes kissing mannequins. He’s the guy that GW Bailey thought Andrew McCarthy was in the first movie.— Alan Smithee Podcast,
Mannequin 2: On the Move @0:26:00
I’ve been wanting to watch Lars and the Real Doll, ’cause it’s gotta have Mannequin influence.— ,
Mannequin 2: On the Move @0:26:39