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  • Jun 27, 2012
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Adorable adolescent pinball princess Brooke Shields flees her slovenly, cacophonous parents, only to be exploited by an irksome, mendacious, moronic jackass (reprehensible Ken Marshall) who croons hick hokum when he isn't whining. On the road, he profits from her expert hustling to finance revenge against his former employer, an enormously rotund pinball juggernaut (one conspicuously padded Charles Durning). It's preposterous: Durning is presented as an ostensible villain for his girth and wholly warranted irascibility, while exasperating Marshall not only leverages a commercial advantage from his teenage charge under false pretenses, but pointlessly manipulates her to play as he can't against a nemesis ultimately revealed as nothing of the sort. For those willing to stomach its senseless plot, godforsaken music and Marshall's revolting presence, no small amount of good pinball footage and personable performances by Shields and Durning nearly redeem this late-'70s time capsule.

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June 28, 2012
don't think I've heard of this...
June 28, 2012
Following its brief, wholly unsuccessful test screenings, an alternate (sanitized) cut of this picture became a popular staple on Showtime, and also aired on NBC prior to a VHS release of its theatrical cut. Excluding a proliferation of crude bootlegs, Tilt has never enjoyed an official DVD edition, and no torrent of it is known to me. Annusya obtained a copy of it hosted on a file-sharing site via a blog post.

I'll append more clips extracted from this movie (some of which may be augmented) to this capsule review over the course of the next few days, so feel free to revisit it!
June 27, 2012


♥ Annusya ♥
June 28, 2012
Thanks to Roger Moore, war is over.
June 28, 2012
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Genre: Drama, Music, Sport
Release Date: April, 1979
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: Donald Cammell
Runtime: 111 minutes
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