Hello Supercult West! This is Supercult South Bad Movie Professor Cameron Coker (BS in “Second Chances” with a minor in “Rated G for God Awful”) and I’m reaching out to you from across the country to help hype tonight’s screening of Quigley!…a 2003 movie about Gary Busey dying and coming back to life as a Pomeranian to atone for his sin of being a big mean businessman.
Okay, so it’s not really a surprise that animals are the low-hanging fruit of Hollywood, and if Disney has proven anything it’s that if you execute on the idea well, you can sort of build an empire on top of that success. However, the plot of a person dying and coming back to life as an animal is surprisingly common. There was “Oh! Heavenly Dog” in 1980 about a private eye Chevy Chase coming back as a dog to solve a murder, “Fluke” in 1995 about a dog slowly discovering that he was a human in a previous life, and then 2016’s “Nine Lives” about Kevin Spacey’s career dying and him coming back as the type of actor that stars in movies about guys turning into cats.
Quigley is exactly what you think it is Supercultists. It’s 90 minutes of painfully unfunny slapstick, pratfalls, and double takes. Not in the film, mind you, I’m talking about you, the audience face-palming, and gawking in disbelief as you think to yourself, “I am actually taking time out of my day to watch a Pomeranian that’s supposed to be Gary Busey. I will never get these moments of my life back. There they go…bye-bye.” Time well spent, am I right?
We’ve got a lot of Busey leg-hiking and butt-sniffing to get to, Supercultists, so let’s not waste any more time! Supercult West is proud to present Quigley!