Greystoke – The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes was the retelling of the old Tarzan tale; a shipwrecked boy is raised in the wild by apes. Blah, blah, blah.
He was 16 and I was 14, so the rated PG Tarzan movie was the only one that I could get into.
This beat doing nothing, so we emptied the change from our pockets to get some Jujubes, Sno-Caps, and Sprite for the Tarzan flick.
After a couple previews, I noticed Mike kept looking at his sensible Casio calculator watch.
I figured he was calculating whether he paid more than I did for the candy.
Then he stepped over me and told me to meet him in the bathroom in five minutes. I didn’t know what was going on, but I went up to take a pee a couple minutes later.
“Beverly Hills Cop starts in a few minutes. Just follow me and we can go see it,” he told me.
I did like he said, and we strolled right past the Tarzan theater and into theater number 1. Two hours of R-rated Eddie Murphy goodness for a Greystoke ticket. What a brilliant scam!
After that, I taught the new trick to all my pals. Buy the lame PG movie tickets and crash the awesome R movies. All the topless women and slasher flicks were now there for us (without mom and dad’s permission).
It was some fine day, that first time that I got over on “the man.”
Greystoke – The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is available on Amazon in Blu-Ray, DVD, and Amazon Instant Video.