Scene of the Week: Long Tall Sally
It may very well be the greatest action movie ever made. It stars one of the biggest action movie icons of all-time battling one of the greatest movie monsters of all-time. It is filled with memorable scenes and memorable quotes and it features an all-star supporting cast that is second to none. It is Predator.
In this week’s Scene of the Week, we’ll take a look at the scene from Predator that introduces us to the cast of characters that make up the commando unit that Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has assembled to go on a rescue mission in a Central American jungle that nobody else could pull off. These guys are the best of the best!
It is amazing in just a few minutes how we get a feel for Mac (Bill Duke), Blain (Jesse Ventura), Billy (Sonny Landham), Poncho (Richard Chaves) and Hawkins (Shane Black). We learn about some of their quirks or real nasty habits as Dillon (Carl Weathers) might say. We also see how they interact with one another, all while Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” is playing in the background. And I don’t think there is an action movie fan on the planet who can’t say they immediately think of Predator if they happen to hear that song.