Silence is the virtue of fools. -Sir Francis Bacon
Question #90271 posted on 08/22/2017 5:08 p.m.

Heyyo so there’s this movie from my childhood which I can’t remember but it’s killing me to find it out.

It’s a comedy/parody old western that starts out with these three kids on a dried out river bed talking about who they want to be when they grow up, one wants to be a villain/banker or something I don’t remember and another wants to be a hero and I don’t remember the last, but they all have to do with an old western theme. And then the movie shifts and it’s them pretending to be the guys they say. I don’t really remember much of the middle but the hero guy in the middle/end pretends to be a bad guy–

For example he straps a guy into a conveyer belt going to a spinning blade but when he gets the info he’s looking for he takes the blade and it’s fake and snaps it in two. And like he rides off to a town filled with bad guys and shoots his own name into a wall.

The movie ends like it begins with the three kids on the river bed.

I know it’s not much to go on but I’ve been thinking about this movie for years and I’ve been looking for this movie for years but I can’t find it.

-asking for a friend


Dear friend,

The movie you're thinking of is Dudley Do-Right, starring Brendan Frasier as the eponymous character. 

My favorite part is when Snidely Whiplash is doing a paint-by-numbers of Nell, when Dudley (Do-Wrong) shows up on a motorcycle, wearing a jacket blacker than Snidely's, and whips out a chainsaw to do a topiary sculpture of Nell, just to show Snidely how it's really done.

-The Entomophagist