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It Couldn’t Happeen to a Nicer Guy

It Couldn’t Happeen to a Nicer Guy – 1974
Cy Howard

Earl Barret
Arne Sultan

Paul Sorvino
Michael Learned
Bob Dishy

Review by Wayne Malin

Saw this on TV when I was 12!!!!,
There was a big controversy when this first played on TV. It was on at 8:00 (I believe) and the TV station (I THINK it was ABC) was blasted for showing such a movie of questionable taste so early in the evening.

Well, I was 12 when I saw it and I wasn’t particularly shocked or upset by it. I found it pretty lame and stupid and didn’t find anything funny about a woman forcing a guy to strip nude at gunpoint. And despite what other reviewers have said rape wasn’t even suggested (from what I remember). And she just did it for kicks (!!!!).

This movie also goes out of its way to make fun of Sorvino’s character. Sorry but I don’t find sexual assault that funny. There’s no way this will be seen on TV now (except maybe VERY late night) but that’s no great loss. I wonder what Paul Sorvino thinks about this now.

Silly, stupid and pretty sick. Don’t bother.

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