The Chuck Taylor in Films: E

The Chuck Taylor in Films: E

Brandon Fraser plays a chucks-wearing Neanderthal in Encino Man.Brandon Fraser plays a chucks-wearing Neanderthal in Encino Man.

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Recent and classic films where chucks have a role. . . .

 

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Films on this page: Earth To Echo, Ed, Ed’s Next Move, EDtv, 18 Again!, Encino Man, Enter the Dangerous Mind, Ernest Goes To Camp, Ernest Scared Stupid, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Everybody Wants Some, Explorers, Extreme Movie.

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2.5 chucks rating PG

Earth To Echo. (2014) Teo Halm, Brain Astro Bradley, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestadt, Jason Gray-Stanford. Directed by Dave Green. After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

Categories: Adventure, Science Fiction, Family.

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1.5 chucks rating PG

Ed. (1996) Matt LeBlanc, Gene Ross, Paul Hewitt, Sage Allen, Stan Ivar, Jack Warden, James Caviezel, Carl Anthony Payne II, Mike McGlone, Doren Fein. Directed by Bill Couturie. A hayseed pitcher and a monkey third baseman play for a struggling minor league team.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Sports.

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Ed's Next Move

3 chucksrating
R

Ed’s Next Move. (1996) Matt Ross, Kevin Carroll, Callie Thorne. Written and directed by John Walsh. When he is dumped by his girl friend, Ed, a guy from a small town in Wisconsin, decides to go to New York City where he ends up living in a East Village neighborhood. Besides adjusting to the Big Apple, his greatest challenge is how to make the “next move” with Lee, a struggling musician who has captured his heart.

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

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3.5 chucks rating
PG-13

EDtv. (1999) Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Rob Reiner, Ellen Degeneres, Woody Harrelson, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Clint Howard. Directed by Ron Howard. An average guy working in a video store suddenly becomes a national celebrity when he wins a contest and a cable company begins broadcasting his life to the world 24 hours a day, affecting his relationships with family and friends. A great ensemble cast makes this bittersweet comedy work.

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

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3 chucksrating
PG

18 Again! (1988) George Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Red Buttons, Anitha Morris, Pauly Shore, Jennifer Runyon. Directed by Paul Flaherty. After a car accident, the souls of young David Watson and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather’s body is in a coma, his soul in David’s body starts enjoying life as an eighteen year old again, and sets out to improve David’s life while discovering the reality of what others really think about him.

Categories: Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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3 chucksrating
PG

Encino Man. (1992) Sean Astin, Brendan Frasier, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward, Robin Tunney, Michael DeLuise, Ellen Blain, Mariette Hartley, Richard Masur. Directed by Les Mayfield. Two Los Angeles high school losers dig up a frozen caveman in their backyard and when he thaws out they figure he is their ticket to being part of the “in” crowd at school. But the caveman turns out to be wilder and crazier than they ever imagined in this satire about the stone age meeting generation X.

Categories: Comedy, Romance, Teenagers.

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1.5 chucks rating
R

Enter the Dangerous Mind. (2015) Jake Hoffman, Gina Rodriguez, Nikki Reed, Scott Bakula, Thomas Dekker, Jason Priestley. Directed by Youssef Delara and Victor Teran. A reclusive tech music composer with an online following has a tentative romance with a beautiful social worker. But he has a troubled past and voices in his head lead him to escalating sociopathic behavior.

Categories: Crime, Horror.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Ernest Goes To Camp. (1987) Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Patrick Day, Scott Menville, Jacob Vargas, Danny Capri, Hakeem Abdul-Samad, Todd Lloyd. Directed by John R Cherry III. Ernest, the handyman at Kamp Kikakee, achieves his greatest ambition and becomes a camp counselor. Just one problem — his campers are a group of juvenile delinquents from the Midstate Boys Detention Center.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Ernest Scared Stupid. (1991) Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar, Alec Klapper, Richard Woolf, Nick Victory. Directed by John R Cherry III. Ernest accidentally unleashes an evil troll from its tomb who goes on a rampage against the small town and its children.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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4 chucks rating
R

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. (2004) Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Thomas Jay Ryan, Jane Adams, Tom Wilkinson, Ryan Whitney. Directed by Michael Gondry. An offbeat couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour. This very creative screenplay won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2005.

Categories: Comedy, Romance, ScienceFiction/Fantasy.

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3 chucksrating

R

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Blake Jenner, Juston Street, Ryan Guzman, Glen Powell, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell. Written and directed by Richard Linklater. A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

Categories: Comedy, Sports.

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3 chucksrating
PG

Explorers. (1985) River Phoenix, Ethan Hawke, Jason Presson, Amanda Peterson, Dick Miller. Directed by Joe Dante. Three boys make an amazing discovery about interplanetary travel in their basement lab, using it to build a spaceship and launch themselves on a journey to outer space.

Categories: Comedy, Family, ScienceFiction/Fantasy.

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2 chucks rating

R

Extreme Movie. (2007) Ryan Pinkston, Michael Cera, Brian Burt, Rob Pinkston, Rich Ceraulo, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Frankie Muniz, Vanessa Lee Chester, Andy Milonakis, Dennis Cockrum, Byron Cotton, Nicholas D’Agosto. Written and directed by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson. A series of vignettes about teenagers coming of age in embarrasing ways.

Categories: Comedy, Sexually Explicit.

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