Today is Burt Reynolds Day for #Junesploitation, and there is no better way to celebrate the career of one of the all-time great movie stars than by watching 24 consecutive hours of his films. The highs. The lows. The outtakes.
10 a.m. - Hooper (1978, dir. Hal Needham)
2 p.m. - Sam Whiskey (1969, dir. Arnold Laven)
3:45 p.m. - White Lightning (1973, dir. Joseph Sargent)
5:45 p.m. - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex* (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972, dir. Woody Allen)
7 p.m. Deliverance (1972, dir. John Boorman)
9 p.m. - Smokey and the Bandit (1977, dir. Hal Needham)
11 p.m. - Malone (1987, dir. Harley Cokeliss)
12:45 a.m. - Navajo Joe (1966, dir. Sergio Corbucci)
Kill Bill, because of course he did. Burt trashed this one in his recent memoir, because of course he did. I love it, because of course I do.
2:30 a.m. - Sharky's Machine (1981, dir. Burt Reynolds)
4:45 a.m. - At Long Last Love (1975, dir. Peter Bogdanovich)
7:00 a.m. - Boogie Nights (1997, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
I like to show something emotional and cathartic to end these marathons, and you don't get a lot more emotional and cathartic than the three-hour journey of Boogie Nights. And, truth be told, I couldn't resist the urge to end a 24-hour marathon of Burt Reynolds movie on a shot of a great big dick.