What the fuck was up with his TERRIBLE accent? Is it supposed to be typical N. Orleans?
He looks good, but I think that's the worst accent I've ever heard.
I can hardly make out a word he's saying.
You are just suppposed to enjoy his ass-work and not listen to the sound.
It's supposed to be country Cajun, but it ended up neither Cajun nor Yat or any other New Orleans accent. Just ludicrous.
that was around the same time he did that Jerry Lee Lewis biopic with another really odd accent.
it was 'yat and I believe the creator of Vic 'n Nat'ly worked on it with him. I believe he tried to underplay it as an assimilated American with 'yat origins because the full-bore accent would have needed subtitles.
You may not like it, but it sounded pretty good to me.
I've got it on without the sound now. I feel like I'm on a aeroplane.
[quote]It's supposed to be country Cajun, but it ended up neither Cajun nor Yat or any other New Orleans accent. Just ludicrous.
I'm glad to have this confirmed.
Sometimes he forgets to do it. That's the only time he's intelligible.
Shit, this is one bad movie.
The accent was terrible. But the seduction scene, where he slides his hand up Ellen Barkin's skirt ("Stop that!" "What, that? Or that?") was very hot.
Also, fun fact: the judge when Remy is arrested was played by Jim Garrison, the real guy (and a real judge) who was portrayed by Kevin Costner in "JFK."
In this clip, he starts with the heinous cartoon accent, and then it's gone by about a minute into the scene.
[quote]You may not like it, but it sounded pretty good to me.
You're a funny guy.
I assumed he was playing a Cajun with a speech impediment, but what do I know. I enjoyed the scene where he gets out of bed naked and pulls on his black briefs; all the rest is just detail.
Having not been to New Orleans by that time I didn't know what Cajun accent sounded like so I didn't know the difference. I just knew he was good to look at.
Back then, Ellen Barkin was sane... and pretty!
He was making fun of it R7. Like many folks, he had been educated out of his accent.
"born indebted on the Bayou Teche"
Most Americans don't know what "indebted" means.
Enlighten us, r13...
Quaid's body is strange in this too. Very thin but very worked out with a serious case of moobs.
The gelled, wet-look 80s hair suits him though.
Now the defense lawyer's accent was bad.
[quote]The gelled, wet-look 80s hair suits him though.
But there's a problem, they can't seem to keep it looking wet. So, for half the conversation it looks wet... then, the camera changes angle and suddenly it's dry.
On animal planet, have you heard those Louisiana swamp alligator hunters talk?
Good Lord! I've never heard anything so atrocious and laughable in all my life.
I can't understand 75% of what they say, but it sure is entertaining.