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Dennis Quaid in The Big Easy (1987)

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.

by it's on TV here.reply 2811/27/2012

You are just suppposed to enjoy his ass-work and not listen to the sound.

by it's on TV here.reply 111/27/2012

It's supposed to be country Cajun, but it ended up neither Cajun nor Yat or any other New Orleans accent. Just ludicrous.

by it's on TV here.reply 211/27/2012

that was around the same time he did that Jerry Lee Lewis biopic with another really odd accent.

by it's on TV here.reply 311/27/2012

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.

by it's on TV here.reply 411/27/2012

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.

by it's on TV here.reply 511/27/2012

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."

by it's on TV here.reply 611/27/2012

In this clip, he starts with the heinous cartoon accent, and then it's gone by about a minute into the scene.

by it's on TV here.reply 711/27/2012

[quote]You may not like it, but it sounded pretty good to me.

You're a funny guy.

by it's on TV here.reply 811/27/2012

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.

by it's on TV here.reply 911/27/2012

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.

by it's on TV here.reply 1011/27/2012

Back then, Ellen Barkin was sane... and pretty!

by it's on TV here.reply 1111/27/2012

He was making fun of it R7. Like many folks, he had been educated out of his accent.

by it's on TV here.reply 1211/27/2012

"born indebted on the Bayou Teche"

Most Americans don't know what "indebted" means.

by it's on TV here.reply 1311/27/2012

Enlighten us, r13...

by it's on TV here.reply 1411/27/2012

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.

by it's on TV here.reply 1511/27/2012

Now the defense lawyer's accent was bad.

by it's on TV here.reply 1611/27/2012

[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.

by it's on TV here.reply 1711/27/2012

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.

by it's on TV here.reply 1811/27/2012

deleted scene

by it's on TV here.reply 1911/27/2012

[quote]Now the defense lawyer's accent was bad.

Not bad...freaky.

by it's on TV here.reply 2011/27/2012

Roger Ebert loved the accent. So did Siskel.

by it's on TV here.reply 2111/27/2012

[quote]Roger Ebert loved the accent. So did Siskel.

Woody Allen used to refer to them as 'The Two Idiots'.

by it's on TV here.reply 2211/27/2012

I'm not an expert, but I've run into a few coon asses over the years in Houston and they sounded to me exactly like Quaid did in the movie.

by it's on TV here.reply 2311/27/2012

Never ever got his supposed "hotness". I always found him rather ugly, with the face of a dog.

by it's on TV here.reply 2411/27/2012

"It see-eems her key piece of ev-i-dense was Ee-ray-s-d when a Parfle magnet was place beside it in the Po-leece Proppity rum."

by it's on TV here.reply 2511/27/2012

Bad accent, but fun movie.

by it's on TV here.reply 2611/27/2012

Dennis is perfect.

Shut the fuck up about Dennis.

by it's on TV here.reply 2711/27/2012

He is far from perfect.

by it's on TV here.reply 2811/27/2012
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