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Freebie and the Bean

Released 1974
Distributor Warner Bros.

Richard Rush’s buddy/cop action comedy made hardly a ripple in its theatrical release (although there was a short-lived 1980 tv series), but over the years it’s developed a cadre of hard-core followers, not least of which is Mr. Olson. This pan-and-scan trailer is one of the dullest and least representative we’ve ever run here at TFH.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.