" I didn’t say I was innocent, I just said I didn’t kill nobody "
— Ice Cube, Ghosts of Mars

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The American Astronaut

A cult phenom, with the longest mis-told joke and The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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This movie won best Actor, Picture, Director and Screenplay. Ray Milland plays an alcoholic (non-)writer trying to get on the wagon. I wasn’t sure if this movie was to be taken like Reefer Madness, but it seemed much too genuine and well-written to be that easily dismissed. Some of the better scenes are Milland telling his bartender what alcohol does for him, Milland narrowly escaping his girlfriend’s parents, and a screamingly creepy hallucination with a mouse. Wilder was way ahead of his time on this one.