Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Tennis Tuesday


I've written about how bad tennis films tend to be. But somehow even I managed to completely block out 1982's "Spring Fever," perhaps the worst of them all. Even having an actual tennis player -- Canada's Carling Bassett, who was once ranked as high as No. 8 in the world -- star so as to avoid the embarrassing tennis-playing parts did nothing to improve this Susan Anton vehicle(!), about a loose Vegas showgirl who faces snobbery when she takes her daughter to compete in a national junior tournament in Florida. Still, despite its obvious shortcomings, the film did have ITS MOMENTS.

(And how's this for an eerie coincidence: Jessica Walter played the queen of the snobs!)

Stephen Shellen deserved a trophy for his performance as Andy

My other favorite part of the movie is Carling's Prince Woodie!

1 comment:

j said...

The movie looks ridiculous but that tennis guy had a nice body