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TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000

title: TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000
year: 1985
cast: Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Geena Davis, Jeffery Jones
rating: *1/2

Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley Jr. are funny guys sharing similiar traits: both are tall, gawky, glib, and likable. Problem is, as a team-up, the duo needs a third party. In this case, the gap entails a bevy of character-actors trying to out-funny each other and our reluctant heroes: two reporters investigating a monster-sighting in Transylvania... Goldblum doesn't believe it, Begley wants it to be true. And all the goofy locals, including Michael Richards, Carol Kane, Jeffery Jones, and sexy vampire Geena Davis, come and go like characters in a high school play, deleting any camaraderie the two leads might have had otherwise. Critic Leonard Maltin gave a short review of this: "It stunk." An understatement.
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