Leonard Part 6

Leonard Part 6

Infobox Film | name =Leonard Part 6


caption = Theatrical release poster
director = Paul Weiland
producer = Bill Cosby
writer = Bill Cosby (story)
Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay)
starring = Bill Cosby
Tom Courtenay
Joe Don Baker
Moses Gunn
Gloria Foster
music = Elmer Bernstein
cinematography = Jan de Bont
editing = Gerry Hambling
distributor = Columbia Pictures
released = December 18, 1987 (USA)
runtime = 85 min
language = English
country = United States
budget = Unknown
gross = $4,615,255 (USA)
imdb_id = 0093405

"Leonard Part 6" is a 1987 comedy film, that parodies spy movies and is directed by Paul Weiland and starring Bill Cosby, who also produced the film and wrote its story. The movie also starred Joe Don Baker and Gloria Foster. The movie was filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America. It is considered by many to be one of the worst films of all time, earning several Golden Raspberry Awards; it was denounced in the press by Cosby himself in the weeks leading up to its release.

ynopsis

Bill Cosby plays Leonard Parker, a former CIA spy. According to the opening sequence of the movie, the title refers to the idea that this film is actually the sixth installment of a series of films featuring the adventures of Leonard, as parts one through five were locked up in the interests of world security.

The movie starts with Parker being re-recruited by the CIA to save the world from an evil vegetarian who brainwashes animals to kill people. The film ends with Leonard infiltrating the vegetarian base, fending off the vegetarians with magic meat he received from a gypsy, freeing the captive animals and flooding the base using dish soap. He escapes by riding an ostrich on the roof of the building, with the ostrich flying him down.

Criticism

When the film was released in 1987, Bill Cosby said he was so disappointed with it that he publicly advised people to not waste their money to see it. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093405/trivia Leonard Part 6 (1987) - Trivia ] ] Cosby attributed most of the movie's problems to first-time director Weiland, who he felt was too young and inexperienced, although Cosby himself was producer and writer of the story.

The movie won three Golden Raspberry Awards, for Worst Actor (Cosby), Worst Picture, and Worst Screenplay (Jonathan Reynolds and Cosby). It was nominated for two more Razzie Awards, for Worst Supporting Actress (Foster) and Worst Director (Weiland). For the 2005 Razzies, it earned a nomination for the Worst "Comedy" of Our First 25 Years category. A few weeks after the ceremony, Cosby accepted his three Razzies (becoming the first person to do so) on Fox's "The Late Show". He requested that the three Razzies he earned be specifically made out of 24 carat (99.99%) gold and Italian marble.

It is also considered somewhat of a cult classic. Enough of a cult classic that Columbia Pictures (now owned by Sony), released the movie on DVD on April 26, 2005.

Popular culture

*The Roots wrote a song entitled "Leonard I-V", the eighth track on their debut album, entitled Organix. The lyrics of the chorus include a repetition of the phrase "Where did Leonard Parts One to Five go?"
*The movie was mentioned in an episode of "Family Guy". When an "animated" Cosby hypnotizes Stewie, Stewie responds "And I like pudding. And "Ghost Dad" was the best movie I've seen since "Leonard Part 6"."
*In an episode of "Animaniacs", "Leonard Part 6" is one of a few movies which (in VHS video format) are dropped as exploding 'bombs'. [cite web |url=http://www.conmicro.cx/ack/a-may96.html |title=Animaniacs: May 1996 |accessdate=2007-02-10 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ]

References

ee also

*Films considered the worst ever
*cult films

External links

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