Remember “Beer For My Horses?” It’s a song by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson about things were better back when we used to lynch troublemakers. The video, which plays like an episode of CSI with extra soul patch, was evidently enough of a hit that Toby’s going to make a movie based on it! And if you’re going to make a movie about a bunch of rootin’-tootin’ singers dishing out street justice, of course you’ll have to include Ted Nugent as Skunk Tarver, “an uppity, defiant, long-haired, over-the-top rock ‘n’ roll deputy sheriff in Jackson County, Okla., who loves bowhunting and guns.” The Nuge wrote all about it in his weekly column for the Waco Tribune.
Well, since so many music fans so dearly embraced Toby’s clever hit song and video featuring him and our good Texas friend, Willie Nelson, why not go the whole nine yards? Why not an entire feature-length movie around it?
Why not indeed.
…Willie Nelson returns as a traveling gypsy circus operator and more familiar Hollywood star actors like Tom Skerritt, Claire Forlani and Barry Corbin bring some magical moments to the screen.
Old Skunk — that’s me — will leave you laughing from the belly, I assure you. Plus, he shoots flaming arrows at corrupt Mexican federales. That is worth the price of admission for people who dream of justice south of the border. Good entertainment.
Actually, the real star is a lovable American bulldog named Junior. He twists his body into pretzel-like contortions as he aggressively licks certain anatomical locations of his canine self for sheer comedic humor. And he eventually saves the day.
The dog is adorable. We became best of friends.
….We expect this fun movie to show up in a theater near you sometime in August or September this year. Though my acting experiences are limited to but a few films and TV shows, I have the feeling that this will be the perfect movie for the whole family. It is PG-13 where the good guys win and old Skunk shows how the mystical flight of the arrow is a beautiful thing when in the right hands.
Personally, I’m banking on a straight-to-DVD release this Christmas.
And now, the mystical flight of the arrow.