Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Meet Me at the Cafe Freidrickstraza

So we went from a 104 degree weekend to a 74 degree rainy Monday.  And really?  There's just one way to combat Mother Nature's blatant disregard for SSG's feelings.

And that way?  Is by watching one of her FAVORITE movies.  Like this one, circa 1985.  

Anyone up for a little movie trivia?  

Two college guys go to Paris over spring break to see the sites (i.e. have LOTS of sex).

College Guy #1 meets a Czech woman who he sleeps with a minute after they meet.  They then fall in love during the 90 second movie montage. 

Czech girl talks him into going to Berlin.  But this is 1985 and remember that pesky little thing called the Berlin Wall separating East and West Berlin?  It was STILL there.

But College Guy #1 was too in love to question why his new Czech girlfriend needed to go to EAST Berlin (read:  his little head was doing the thinking).

But Czech girlfriend turns out to be a ... SPY!  Luckily she's given him a "code" (and that's not a euphemism).  If she calls him and says "meet me at the Cafe Freidrickstraza" he's to get out of East Berlin.  STAT (and that MAY be a clue to College Guy #1's identity).

College Guy #1 gets out of Berlin by dressing up like a punk ... or a dominatrix, the jury is still out.  He then is able to return to his serene college life in L.A. where he meets back up with College Guy #2.  Only problem is?  He's unknowingly carrying a roll of film.  The Russians REALLY want that film.

But they're on this bad boy's COLLEGE campus, where he's been playing paint ball and shooting his buddies for like A YEAR.  So he kicks the Russians' asses all over the place, while his girlfriend the American spy posing as a Czech courier watches.  And then never mind the fact she's like THIRTY and in the CIA and he's like NINETEEN and in COLLEGE, they're in LOVE.  And they live happily ever after.

What movie is this?

Drop the answer in the comments section and I'll have my random integer generator pick a winner.  And by random integer generator, I mean Fisher will choose a number written on a piece of paper out of a hat.  Here's to hoping she doesn't eat it first.  Let's make the cut off 10:00 p.m. Tuesday August 19th.

And the prize?  This movie is from the '80's peeps!  I've got a Sam Goody gift card with your name on it.  Doesn't Sam Goody make you think of malls, Orange Julius and big Aqua Netted bangs?  Me too.  Good luck!

(Disclaimer:  The Sam Goody gift card has probably been around since the 80's.  I THINK there's $20 on it.  Who do you think I am?  PW?)


Bella Della said...

I have no idea! By the way, send some rain to VA. We sooo need it. No cow this morning. Hopefully she found her way back home. Certainly some excitement for us last night- doesn't take much :)

Big Hair Envy said...

I don't know the movie, but I think I went to college with that punk rock guy..........circa 1984!!

Frita said...

Another GREAT, memorable movie from the 80's!!
Rosario: 'Jonathan, you sound so close.'

HalfAsstic.com said...

I have NO idea what movie that is, but we've been talking about movie's from the 80's on Plurk lately...
Remember Adventures in Babysitting?

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

@belladella: Maybe the cow learned she'd have to live on my deck?

@BHE: Are you sure you didn't go to school with a DOMINATRIX? I know you're holding out on us ...

@ Frita: WAY TO break out a quote from the VERY movie of which I speak! "Jonathan your parents no home!"

@ Krissa: I loooooooved Adventures in Babysitting! The part where she has to sing the baby sitting BLUES? The. Best. Thing. Ev-ER.

Anonymous said...

OHHH MYYY F'N GAWD! GOTCHA? I didn't think anyone else even saw that movie! PAINTBALLS BATMAN! Wow! You need to put the Sam Goody card to use buying said flick, so we can sit around watching it again retelling tales of the old days when we actually had to use a typewriter for screneplays!!!!!!

I suddenly feel so very old! Thanks tramp! At least my butt still looks fabulous!!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am back again because I can't stop laughing! Seriously! I just realized that film meets the criteria to be an antique! What were you, like 5 years old?

Next Gyrls night must be "80's" themed with big hair, too much makeup and names like "Sasha" or "Nikita" for sure!

I am still laughing!!!!! (I will not admit to a single snort)!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Ok! It looks like it's between Frita and Wah-dah-tay! Winner will be announced later today!

The movie is Gotcha! starring none other than Mr. Anthony Edwards.

Big Hair Envy said...

Am I invited to the '80's gyrls night with the big hair theme? It only seems appropriate:) My name could be Tanya.