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Leonard Part 6 [1987] (1 disc)

Director:Paul Weiland
Writer:Jonathan Reynolds
Composer:Elmer Bernstein
Length:85 minutes
(1 hour 25 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:2.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:9%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Secret Agent Leonard Parker (Bill Cosby) is called out of retirement to save the world from evil genius Medusa Johnson (Gloria Foster).

Reaction: Not a good movie by any real measure, but it's got some interesting lines and some very bizarre imagery.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Paul Weiland => Director
Jonathan Reynolds => Writer
Elmer Bernstein => Composer
Anna Thomson => Nurse Carvalho (as Anna Levine)
Bill Cosby => Leonard Parker
Gloria Foster => Medusa Johnson
Grace Zabriskie => Jefferson
Hal Bokar => Andy
Jane Fonda => Jane Fonda (uncredited)
Joe Don Baker => Nick Snyderburn
Moses Gunn => Giorgio Francozzi
Obba Babatundé => Bongo Drummer (as Babatunde)
Pat Colbert => Allison Parker (as Pat Colbért)
Tom Courtenay => Frayn
Victoria Rowell => Joan Parker

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 10th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1987.
  • A clip of this movie is on "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made" DVD Region 1 NTSC.
  • Rumors have persisted that Bill Cosby bought the television rights to make sure this movie would never appear on television. It made its network television debut on CBS on April 24, 1990.
  • After this movie's release, Bill Cosby publicly criticized it and urged people to not waste their money on it, despite being the star, co-writer, and co-producer.
  • This movie won three Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst Picture, Worst Actor, and Worst Screenplay. Bill Cosby requested special Razzie awards made of 24-carat gold and Italian marble, which cost the FOX Network twenty-seven thousand dollars. They were presented to him on [The Late Show (1986)] a few weeks after the Razzie ceremony. Cosby brought the awards with him to show off, when he was a guest on [The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)], happily declaring, "I swept the awards!"
  • The Jane Fonda Workout, to which Leonard (Bill Cosby) works out, was specifically made for the movie.
  • This movie contains numerous product placements for Coca-Cola. Bill Cosby was a spokesman for Coca-Cola, and this movie was produced by Columbia Pictures, then a division of Coca-Cola.
  • During his brief period as head of Columbia Pictures, [?] David Puttnam tried to cancel production on this movie.
  • Michael Palin was asked to play Frayn.
  • The Latin phrase "Ipso Facto" (inscribed across Leonard's helmet) means, "By the fact itself".
  • Sir Tom Courtenay, known for serious movies like Doctor Zhivago (1965) and The Dresser (1983), who plays Leonard's butler, was actually an old-hand at spy and/or espionage semi-slapstick comedies having done The Day the Fish Came Out (1967), Otley (1969), and Catch Me A Spy (1970). Besides playing Frayn, he also narrates this movie.
  • The theme song "Without You" was recorded by [?] Peabo Bryson and [?] Regina Belle. They recorded {"A Whole New World"} for Aladdin (1992), which received universal praise.