No More Excuses

  • 1968
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

This is a strange underground film out of New York that has some fine surreal moments. Unfortunately, it gets too carried away with itself to work and ends up being a confusing mess. Writer-director Downey plays a Civil War soldier who gets shot in the behind. He heads from the battlefield to modern-day New York and runs into a variety of situations and...read more

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This is a strange underground film out of New York that has some fine surreal moments. Unfortunately, it gets too carried away with itself to work and ends up being a confusing mess. Writer-director Downey plays a Civil War soldier who gets shot in the behind. He heads from the battlefield

to modern-day New York and runs into a variety of situations and characters: President Garfield and his assassin; SINA, or the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, an organization dedicated to clothing the beasts of the world; some actual cinema verite footage of singles bars; and a newsman who

turns into a chimpanzee. It's a myriad of images and ideas that is often hysterical but thrown together too haphazardly to be as effective as apparently intended. Some of the Civil War footage comes from a Downey short film called BALLS BLUFF. The soundtrack also contains music from GOLDFINGER and

A MAN AND A WOMAN. Fifty-five- and fifty-two-minute versions were also released.

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