The movie Cotton Candy

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by 905, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. 905

    905 Forum Resident

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    Southern IL
    It was made in the late 70's, Clint Howard and Charles Martin Smith are in it. They form a band called Cotton Candy and attempt to beat Rapid Fire during the Battle of the Bands. I saw this about fifteen years ago (it must of aired at 2:00 a.m.)
     
  2. poidog

    poidog Well-Known Member

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    Mesa, AZ
    I remember that movie! Didn't the battle of the bands take place in a mall? And the lead singer of Rapid Fire made his "big entrance" up the escalator before kicking off a rousing rendition of "I Shot the Sheriff".
     
  3. 905

    905 Forum Resident

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    That's what happened, and I remember at every appearance Rapid Fire started things off with I Shot the Sheriff.
     
  4. poidog

    poidog Well-Known Member

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    Mesa, AZ
    I just looked on Allmovie.com to see what info they had on the movie and I saw that it was directed by Ron Howard and written by Ron and brother Clint.
    I never knew that. I'm surprised he doen't talk about that one more.
    Wow! He's come a long way.
     
  5. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer Remasteritis free

    It was a TV movie.
     
  6. efhjr

    efhjr Active Member

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    San Antonio, TX
    Oh yes, I remember. That darned Rapid Fire, stealing "I Shot The Sheriff" to win the contest. Sheesh. ;)

    The week that movie first aired, it was all we talked about at school that week. TV Movie of the Week, I believe. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

    What I wouldn't give for a copy of that movie on VHS or DVD. I've been looking for years, too.
     
  7. sadie

    sadie New Member

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    Illinois
    I to remember that. And wasn't I Shot the Sheriff basically the only song Rapid Fire actually knew?

    Wow. What a trip down memory lane that is.


    Sadie
     
  8. I remember this movie, too. I must have seen it on at 2 in the morning, also.
    Was fun.
     
  9. Dugan

    Dugan Well-Known Member

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    Midway,Pa
    Wow I remember it, don't remember much about it but I remember it.
     
  10. Alan G

    Alan G Member

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    Let's not forget the strip poker scene.

    Alan
     
  11. gates69

    gates69 Well-Known Member

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    Wisconsin
    I have it if anybody needs it :righton:
     
  12. 3pickups

    3pickups New Member

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    ontario, canada
    Hello,

    I would love to get a copy of this - for the memories!

    Greg
     
  13. jtt3223

    jtt3223 New Member

    I've been looking for this movie for years. If anyone has it, I have loads to offer in trade for it.
    Ron
    RonJTT3223@aol.com
     

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