Monday, December 3, 2007

Legends of Doo-Wop

The redhead and I saw this film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in the '80s (back when it was the Ann Arbor 16mm Film Festival). It was a crowd favorite. Watch it and you'll see why.


I'm glad the film's cocreator, Tony Mortillaro, decided to put it on online. I've been searching for it every so often, online and off. He'd put it on in the '90s, but is long gone. Thanks, Tony, for putting it on YouTube where I could find it again!

Tony's partner and costar in Legends of Doo-Wop, Darin Morgan, went on become an Emmy-award winning writer for The X-Files, a consulting producer for a few other sci-fi shows (Millennium in 1997, Night Stalker in 2005 and currently Bionic Woman), and an actor in a bunch of films that you can look up at IMDB. My favorite acting part of his (aside from Legends of Doo-Wop) is his portrayal of the flukeman in X-Files episode "The Host". I think the redhead is partial to his playing Eddie Van Blundht in the episode "Small Potatoes".

Rounding out the cast of Legends of Doo-Wop are Wayne Morgan as the older "Wayne" and Richard J. Mortillaro as the older "Rick". Yes, they're Darin Morgan's and Tony Mortillaro's fathers. Gotta love film school.

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