Sunday, September 11, 2011

FILM FOCUS ... OZZIE .. 2001 ..

Mainline Pictures
Presents
A Daybreak Pacific Group Presentation
OZZIE
Starring
JOAN COLLINS as Max Happy
RACHEL HUNTER as Beth Morton
RALPH MOELLER as Tank Emerson
SPENCER BRESLIN as Justin Morton
PETER ROWLEY as Buzz Maroni
BRUCE ALLPRESS as Charlie Foster
ANTON TENNET as Darryl

Director Of Photography - Neil Cervin
Screenplay by Michael Lach / Lori O' Brien
Edited by Douglas Braddock
 Music by Florian Appl
Produced by Chuck Binder / Dale G Bradley/ Grant Bradley
Directed by William Tannen
                             

JOAN WITH DIRECTOR WILLIAM TANNEN
When Ozzie, a cute koala is kidnapped from his Australian home by two goons working for toy tycooness Max Happy, a madcap adventure begins! On a flight back to America, Ozzie escapes the clutches of the terrible two and seeks a hiding place in the backpack of a clever eight year old, who takes Ozzie to Los Angeles. With the heavies on his trail, join the hunt for Ozzie!
(c) 2001  Mainline Pictures  89mins  Reg 1 dvd from MTI Home.
    This New Zealand shot family adventure is a fun romp with Joan the definite highlight of the proceedings..Joan camps it up as the owner of a toy factory, who could definately give Cruella De Ville a run for her money. There is not much background to this film, but Joan was delighted to spend some time in New Zealand and she always enjoys a good tongue in cheek comedy role. A review of the film from Digitally Obessed is as following...
OZZIE PROVIDES JOAN WITH A FEW HAIR RAISING MOMENTS!
 "Although the puppet work on the Koala isn't very convincing and the movie is fairly cartoonish, the most entertaining part of the film by far, is the way over the top presentation of Max Happy by Joan Collins. She's in full on Cruella De Ville mode here, right down to the makeup and hair and Collins always one to chew scenery with a vengeance, acts the part with a crazed gutso. She is a lot of fun to watch, being allowed to run riot! On the whole, Ozzie, like its namesake, is pretty cute and the moral is solid, but isn't very laboured..
EUROPEAN DVD SLEEVE
      "Ozzie" is pure family entertainment and is worth a look!
JOAN OFF SET AT HER TRAILER
        

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