(out of 5)
Lame-brained sequel to the original comedy, which wasn’t all that great to begin with. This time it’s Jackie Mason who’s the focus of attention, as a “vulgar” new-money contractor who barges into the snobby WASP-riddled country club because his daughter is looking to move up in the ranks and fit in. Mason’s boisterous personality, which the members find obnoxious and unsuitable, immediately clashes with head white guy Robert Stack and begins a tug-of-war that has them fighting over control of the club itself. You might get a couple of laughs out of it, but in general it’s not funny, far too cliched and the romantic angles involving the daughter are dry as sand. Dan Aykroyd has an idiotic cameo that hurts to watch, Chevy Chase provides the few tickles in a repeat of his role from the original film, and Dyan Cannon is the only genuine warmth as the sexy gal who captures Mason’s heart (and is equally unappealing to the snobs).
Directed by Allan Arkush
Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr.
Music by Ira Newborn
Production Design by William F. Matthews
Costume Design by May Routh
Film Editing by Bernard Gribble
Cast Tags: Andre Rosey Brown,Anthony Mockus Sr., Ben Hartigan, Bibi Osterwald, Brian McNamara, Chevy Chase,Chynna Phillips, Dan Aykroyd, Dennis Bowen,Diana James, Dina Merrill,Don Draper, Dyan Cannon,Frank Welker, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Harold Ramis, Jackie Mason,Jessica Lundy, John MacBride, Jonathan Silverman,Kenny D’Aquila, Mark Christopher Lawrence,Marsha Warfield, Mary Stavin, Michael J. Howard, Paul Bartel, Pepe Serna, Randy Quaid,Ria Giullani, Robert Stack,Sid Conrad, Tamara Steffan, Ted Hartley, Trish Ramish
Worst Supporting Actor (Dan Aykroyd)
Worst Original Song (“Jack Fresh”, Full Force)
Worst Actor (Jackie Mason)