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The Dallas Connection

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The Dallas Connection

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Julie Strain, Bruce Penhall
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a D

Sad to say, they don’t even make Andy Sidaris movies the way they used to. For 15 or so years, Sidaris leavened his regular gig as a director for ABC Sports with a series of wonderfully brain-dead action films, shot largely at his vacation home in Molokai, Hawaii, and featuring preposterous espionage plots and a cast of ex-Playmates and former Mr. Universes who between them may have kept the silicone and steroid industries afloat. Unfortunately, Andy merely executive-produced The Dallas Connection, leaving son Christian to script and other son Drew to direct. Now the pacing is as padded as the cast, the sense of goofy T&A outrageousness is missing, and the script blows its one howler (”To be a world-renowned scientist and have the body of a Greek god — you’re too much, Jean-Pierre”) in the first scene. D

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