• Film ID:
  • 15962
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=61 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
STINGRAY SAM (2009)
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"Stingray Sam is not a hero / But he does do the things that folks don't do that need to be done / He's got a bravery inside / That will not let him run away..." So goes the theme song to McAbee's bewitching second feature. The film plays like a homage to a 1950's that didn't exist, a riff on all the genres made famous by that decade. Consisting of six 'episodes' (each one narrated by a jubilant David Hyde Pierce) the film follows the eponymous Stingray Sam and his sidekick The Quasar Kid as they embark on a perilous mission to rescue a little girl from the clutches of a maniac called Fredward. As in his earlier opus, The American Astronaut, McAbee's band The Billy Nayer Show, provide much of the excellent soundtrack and most of the more sublime comedy. So quotable, you may as well learn the whole script. (Thanks again to Cory McAbee for giving us permission to rent his films. If you liked this, you'll love The American Astronaut, also in stock)
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