Claire: 4.4/5 stars, 8/10.
Carolyn: 3/5 stars, 7/10.
Native ratings: 3.3/5 stars Netflix, 6.0/10 IMDB.

Claire had seen this when he was a kid, but Carolyn had never seen it. Claire actually rememebered nothing, but he liked the comedic effect of having an actual conflict. It’s an entertaining movie with tons of laugh-out-loud moments.

One thing that is interesting about 1954, when this takes place, is that cops aren’t such fucking assholes. People don’t run and go the other way from a cop. They don’t keep their distance. They’ll talk to them the same as any other. Kids will get drunk and run around making trouble, but if they see that nobody is really getting hurt, the cops don’t give a shit. They’re primarily concerned about *protecting* people.

Fancy that! So idealized. But this is the way it should be. Not how it is in America now. This was a nice glimpse at our police, pre-militarization, back when they were actually peace officers and not intimidators. Sure, the downtrodden races depicted in the various Porky’s movies have more equal rights nowadays, but every single one of has us diminished rights compared to 1954. Looking back at the way it is supposed to be — it looks strange and foreign. It shouldn’t.

Written & directed by Bob Clark (A Christmas Story).

Dan Monahan as Pee Wee.
Mark Herrier (1 ep of M.A.S.H.) as Billy.
Wyatt Knight (1 ep of Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1 ep of Family Ties) as Tommy.
Roger Wilson as Mickey.
Cyril O’Reilly (Airplane!, 1 ep of The X-Files, 1 ep of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1 ep of M.A.S.H.) as Tim. (When I saw his name, I kept thinking of Cyril O’Reily from Oz.
Tony Ganios (Die Hard 2) as Meat.
Kaki Hunter (Just The Way You Are) as Wendy.
Kim Cattrall (Dee in Producing Parker, Samantha in Sex And The City, Star Trek 6, Big Trouble In Little China, Police Academy, Mannequin, 2 eps of The Simpsons, 1 ep of Duckman, 1 ep of Rugrats, 1 ep of Dream On,) as Honeywell.
Nancy Parsons (Where the Buffalo Roam, Steel Magnolias, 1 ep of Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Balbricker.
Scott Colomby (Caddyshack, 1 ep of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, 1 ep of The A-Team) as Brian Schwartz.
Boyd Gaines (The Sure Thing, Fame, 1 ep of Frasier, 1 ep of Caroline In The City) as Coach Brackett.
Doug McGrath (The Rocketeer, 1 ep of Puppets Who Kill) as Coach Warren.
Susan Clark (Webster, Maid In America) as Cherry Forever.
Alex Karras (Webster, Maid In America, 1 ep of The Ben Stiller Show, 1 ep of M.A.S.H.) as Sheriff Wallace.
Chuck Mitchell (Better Off Dead) as Porky.