When I was fifteen years old I was fortunate enough to spend one month in Costa Rica on a student exchange. I wound up living with a family in the city of San Jose where I was quick to realize that the city was littered with theaters that showed films from years past. Imagine my delight at seeing older titles on a big screen. By this time I was already a budding film buff. I even came home with a box of posters. Spanish versions of American films like Stripes and Hard Times. See the previous posts on films seen in the theater here and here.

Jill Ireland: “What does it feel like to knock somebody down?”

Charles Bronson : “It makes me feel a hell of a lot better than it does him.”


“There is a clause in all of my contracts, that my liver is to be buried separately, and, with honors.”


“Silver bullets or fire, that’s the only way to get rid of the damn things. They’re worse than cock-a-roaches.”


“Killing Generals could get to be a habit with me.”


Thankfully nobody was worried about carding anyone in Central America because a bunch of teenage boys could never have gotten into a theater back home to see this one on the big screen.

“Five young boys in the nude, a police line-up so that you can identify his tallywhacker. Please, please can we call it a “tallywhacker”?”


After getting back to Canada while sneaking into the drive in to see Death Wish II me and my buddies were exposed to Lucio Fulci’s Zombie. The gentleman who owned the van we hid in the back of to see the Bronson shooting fest jokingly gave Zombie a 1 out of 10 due to the topless girl scuba diver with the big breasts!