Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1994. Universal Pictures, Lucasfilm. Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn. Cinematography by David Tattersall. Produced by Rick McCallum, Fred Roos. Music by Joel McNeely. Production Design by Gavin Bocquet. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Paul Trejo.
Painfully boring comedy from the usually more imaginative George Lucas tries to pay tribute to the “good old days” of moviemaking but falls flat on its face. It takes place at a radio station in the forties where a program executive (Mary Stuart Masterson) is trying desperately to keep everything in line while the radio tries to launch its new spate of programs for the general public. Unfortunately, a series of foul plays keep getting in the way of keeping everything under control. Brian Benben makes an ill-advised starring debut as a performer with his share of involvement in the mysteries. Boisterous and colourful, the film has a Dick Tracy-like glamour to it, but the writing is so flat and dull that nothing can save it from the obscurity that it definitely deserves.