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Ghost Canyon

(Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, et al / DVD / NR / (1990) 2011 / Warner Bros. Archive Collection)

Overview: Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists.

DVD Verdict: Well, this is a Michael Caine and Roger Moore Comedy. I recall that Leonard Martin didn't like it, but I do. I thought that it was quite witty, and though I probably wouldn't watch it again, I did quite enjoy it the first time round - and again yesterday on this newly-released DVD!

Basically Caine and Moore both play two characters, a pair of crooks and a pair of crooked scientists. As Caine says at the beginning of the movie, everybody is said to have a double, and Caine's double just happens to be a nuclear scientist who is attempting to rip off the American and British governments by leaching research money off them and then selling their discovery to others. After a successful jewel heist, the CIA then approach Caine and Moore and blackmail them into posing as the scientists to get the plans.

There is really little else to the movie other than the personality clashes and the comedy of errors. Caine's character seriously wants to get laid and finds out that the character that he is posing as is Jewish and shuns all of the luxuries that he desires, while Moore's character seems to get everything that he wants. Moore is far more charming than Caine, who in reality is a bad-luck magnet.

The cameo by John Cleese at the end is also rather cool, and goes to show just how much bad luck these two criminals seem to attract to themselves. (FYI - This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.) This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

Warner Archive Collection