Inspired by defending Tremors in the bad film thread, let’s talk about those other films, the ones that went straight to video, the ones that were made on a budget of whatever the director could find down the back of the sofa, the ones that a studio didn’t know what to do with, the ones that were just too weird / cool for the mainstream. Films that you love, flaws and all, but when you tell other people about them you just get a blank look and a change of subject*. The main criterion I’m thinking of here is: Could it have been on Moviedrome?
How about Miracle Mile. A post-Top Gun, pre-ER Anthony Edwards intercepts a wrong number, discovers that nuclear war is imminent, and spends the film trying to find his girlfriend and get out of a panic stricken LA before the missiles hit. The denouement is one of my favourite film endings ever. It’s great. The linked clip is the Siskel and Ebert review from 1988 (ish) – a pretty accurate view from Ebert I reckon.