8 Million ways To Die
January 21, 2010 12:38 PM   Subscribe

8 Million Ways to Die (1986) Starring Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, directed by Hal Ashby, cowritten by Oliver Stone. "Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage. During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. In trying to help this beautiful woman, he must enter a crime-world of prostitution and drugs to solve a murder, while resisting the temptation to return to his alcohol abuse."
posted by vronsky (29 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: I know the internet video thing is a fuzzy line, but I feel like "here's the entirety of an Oliver Stone movie from '86" without some really compelling explanation for why is pushing into sort of weird space. -- cortex



 
Meta-IMDB?
posted by AwkwardPause at 12:41 PM on January 21, 2010


I liked Jeff Bridges in Tucker.
posted by fixedgear at 12:41 PM on January 21, 2010


I saw this in the theater when it came out. Great movie.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 12:43 PM on January 21, 2010


Jeff Bridges is the most underrated living American actor. They'll give him a Lifetime Achievement Oscar someday.

And I say this as someone indifferent to The Big Lebowski.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:45 PM on January 21, 2010 [4 favorites]


oh, I get it!
posted by atomicmedia at 12:45 PM on January 21, 2010


Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block.
posted by maurice at 12:46 PM on January 21, 2010


Based on the book by Lawrence Block. EMWTD is one of Block's many Matthew Scudder mysteries.
posted by dortmunder at 12:47 PM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, the whole film in youtubian bits.

*shudder* I had forgotten how awful blue titles were.
posted by dabitch at 12:47 PM on January 21, 2010


Ha. I win Maurice. I have one more link than you.
posted by dortmunder at 12:47 PM on January 21, 2010


And I say this as someone indifferent to The Big Lebowski.

I can't even look at you anymore.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:51 PM on January 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


I have always loved Jeff Bridges. Even after he joined up with Michael McDonald and put out the worst CD known to man.
posted by routergirl at 12:55 PM on January 21, 2010


Uh, can someone explain this to me? Is there more going on here than a link to a movie on YouTube? Is it, like out of print or something? Or did something happen to Jeff Bridges?
posted by whir at 1:14 PM on January 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


great movie, but I hate to watch anything broken into mini little bite size youtube clips.
posted by rateit at 1:19 PM on January 21, 2010


Okay ..... And?
posted by webmutant at 1:21 PM on January 21, 2010


Heh, if you hate watching it, you think the rights holders of that film are pleased about them mini-bits of their work on youtube? Just throwing it out there, kinda obviously infringing, this one.
posted by dabitch at 1:22 PM on January 21, 2010


Jeff Bridges is the most underrated living American actor. They'll give him a Lifetime Achievement Oscar someday.

And I say this as someone indifferent to The Big Lebowski.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:45 PM on January 21 [1 favorite +] [!]


They will, but they'll also give him an oscar this year.
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 1:22 PM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is that 'Mistral' being used in the titles?
posted by bashos_frog at 1:25 PM on January 21, 2010


Always wanted to know: are you named after the Count Vronsky? If so, why, oh, why?
posted by grobstein at 1:25 PM on January 21, 2010





Uh, can someone explain this to me? Is there more going on here than a link to a movie on YouTube? Is it, like out of print or something? Or did something happen to Jeff Bridges?


Never released on DVD. At least not in the States.
posted by dortmunder at 1:27 PM on January 21, 2010


Choose one.
posted by norm at 1:34 PM on January 21, 2010


I loved this movie when it came out and have watched it a few times since then and it has held up well over the years.

I'm not entirely sure about this FPP, however. It's really just a link to the YouTube sliced up movie and a couple of photos? Hrm.
posted by hippybear at 1:37 PM on January 21, 2010


"but I hate to watch anything broken into mini little bite size youtube clips"

Um, this is a playlist. And you can click the little button on the right and watch fullscreen you know. And even on my old computer the film looks fantastic. But don't let any of that get in the way of your bitchfest.

"Always wanted to know: are you named after the Count Vronsky?"

No, that was my rich uncle from my mother's side of the family, but sadly he was killed in a bizarre gardening accident late last year.
posted by vronsky at 1:39 PM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought it was 6 million.
posted by electroboy at 1:50 PM on January 21, 2010


Flagged.

You're not even trying.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 1:52 PM on January 21, 2010


I remember this movie having a metric ton of swearing, so much so that it actually shocked me at the time.
posted by stinkycheese at 1:55 PM on January 21, 2010


It takes itself so seriously because everyone making it was on coke.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:04 PM on January 21, 2010


Joe Beese at 12:45 PM
Jeff Bridges is the most underrated living American actor.

This is not really a true statement. You would have to assume that he gets bad reviews and thus is 'underrated' or that he is a good actor who few have heard of thus 'underrated'. Neither of these situations are true.
The most underrated would be an actor very few have heard of. I know of few who haven't heard of or appreciated Jeff Bridges.

An actor such as Ben Gazzara might qualify as most underrated.
posted by Rashomon at 2:11 PM on January 21, 2010


Also a major Jeff Bridges fan. I liked this movie too. (And really want to see Crazy Heart.) To our astonishment, we found ourselves within a couple of feet of him a few years back, though we were unfortunately huffing and puffing and overheated after racing for what seemed like miles to make a Houston to Paris flight connection . . . he was chatting with a first class flight attendant near the entrance to the plane, looking as surprisingly real as in his films.
posted by bearwife at 2:14 PM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


He's in a lot of number movies. 8 Million Ways To Die, TR2N, Iron Man, which has a sequel called Iron Man 2. Tango & Cash. That one with Goldie Hawn. Romancing The Stone. Give it a rest, Bridges.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:18 PM on January 21, 2010


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