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Granada Hills

Posted by Eric Brightwell, October 30, 2007 06:05pm | Post a Comment
Today's Los Angeles neighborhood blog is about Granada Hills. To vote for another Los Angeles neighborhood, vote here. To vote for a Los Angeles County Community, vote here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here.

I drove to Granada Hills today to buy a rug for Lush Floral Design head-honcho, Ngoc Nguyen. To get there I used the Ronald Reagan Freeway, named after an actor from Illinois who made some films which are widely regarded as being universally unmemorable. The ex-actor, after retiring from Hollywood, went on to sell weapons to the Iranian dictatorship using the profits to arm death squads in Central America. He also used funds designated for cleaning up toxic waste to fund instead the campaigns of sympathetic politicians and he closed institutions for the mentally ill, which flooded the street with hundreds of thousands of crazy new homeless people that now fill our jails, sidewalks and parks.

     

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Number One With A Bullet

Posted by phil blankenship, April 6, 2007 12:26am | Post a Comment
    





To refresh your memory:



 
Less than a month before Lethal Weapon would change buddy cop film history, Cannon Films unleashed its own brand of black & white justice. Starring Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Massacre at Central High, Revenge of the Cheerleaders) & Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back, Colt 45) as mismatched police partners tackling crime on the mean streets of LA & corruption in their own precinct!  Williams is Hazeltine, a smooth ladies man, always on the prowl. Carradine is Berzak (aka Berzerk), a renegade mad dog who eats RAW MEAT (!!!) when he's not busy trying to throw a monkey wrench into Hazeltine's love plans. Peter Graves (Airplane, Mission:Impossible) is the tough police captain who doesn't take any guff! And Valerie Bertinelli (Touch By An Angel) is Berzak's estranged wife, torn between her former lover and some guy who drives a red sports car. They all collide in what my roomate deemed "Number Awesome With A Fuck Yeah!"

[Doris Roberts (the mom from Everybody Loves Raymond) is in the flick as Berzak's nagging mother... but I couldn't bring myself to post a picture]

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