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Christine (1998) – Best Movies of the '80s & '90s Review



“Christine” Unpopular nerd Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car, to the alarm of his jock friend, Dennis Guilder (John Stockwell). After bully Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander) defaces Christine, the auto restores itself to perfect condition and begins killing off Buddy and his friends. Determined to stop the deaths, Dennis and Arnie’s girlfriend, Leigh Cabot (Alexandra Paul), decide to destroy Christine.

We’ve seen what happens when Stephen King’s novels are turned into TV miniseries. We’ve seen what happens when they’re directed by nobodies. Now “”Christine”” is gonna show the Shat Crew how John Carpenter gets down.

Listener Matt the Shat (UK) commissioned this 1983 horror adaptation that had Big D and Gene drooling over car porn and Ash confessing she drives Honda Pilot.

The hosts were split on whether Arnie was cool or cringe, and Gene was confused about some of the schemes and injuries. Meanwhile, the movie’s chief bully, Buddy Repperton, had us debating who would win Buddy Bowl. Ash just wanted to know why Christine was alive in the first place.”

Christine Quote: “Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She’s real sensitive.” – Arnie Cunningham

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Tags: Christine, 1998, Columbia Pictures, Horror, John Carpenter, Richard Kobritz, Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton, Christine Belford, Roberts Blossom, William Ostrander, David Spielberg, Malcolm Danare, Steven Tash, Stuart Charno, Kelly Preston, Marc Poppel, Robert Darnell, Richard Collier, Bruce French, Douglas Warhit, Keri Montgomery, Jan Burrell, John Richard Petersen, Donald M. Morgan, John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, Rated R, Anthropomorphism, Teenager, Psychological Drama, Animate Car, Smart Car, Overprotective Parent, Heimlich Maneuver

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