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Mo Rutherford: Better Than Bond?


If I were putting together my own 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', Mo would definitely make the list. I mean, what better way to put people off their guard than to pretend to be a dumb southern cracker? Also, he totally seduced Nicole over the course of a three-minute conversation. Has Bond ever seduced a woman as quickly? I think not.

Seriously, tho, this is Michael Moriarty's command performance, imo. He commands the screen every minute he's on it, which is nearly every minute of the whole film. I show this movie to all my friends. I even got a projection tv and a screen to show the film outside at my last birthday party. I just wish 'The Stuff' had been more successful so we could get more adventures with Mo and his erstwhile new 'family'. Maybe Dynamite Comics will pick up the license...

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Agreed. Nobody can wear a grey suit with brown cowboy boots as good as Michael Mo. Smooth criminal.

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Gotta love the suit with boots! It's all part of the ruse...

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Who else can confidently gain a complete strangers trust with the line "I saw it move too."? Not Bond, thats certain.

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One of my favorite moments comes right after they escape from the Stuff-filled bed. Mo and the girl come stumbling out of the burning motel room and she goes to comfort him and he says "Don't touch me!".

Has Bond EVER said that to a woman?

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Team him up with Jack Burton, nothing could stop that duo!

"At present nothing is possible except to extend the area of sanity little by little."

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And he's the only guy who could look "cute" in a disgusting, custard-coloured factory suit.

That never happened - and could never happen - to BOND!

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Oh, he's on my League of Extraordinary Gentlemen too. Mo, Jack (and Wang, of course), Reggie, Ash, Herbert West, John McClane, and the kid from 'Last Action Hero' to tie it all together.

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No Egg Shen? Gotta have some mojo in there.

At present nothing is possible except to extend the area of sanity little by little.

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BECAUSE HE ALWAYS WANTS MO!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! brilliant
"THIS ISN'T A HOTEL, IT'S A NUTHOUSE"!
- BASKET CASE

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Mo Rutherford was a really cool character, made this movie so much better.

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Agreed. He is the man. Shouldve had a series.

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Moriarty was the man in this and MO is a legend!!!

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Mo! Knocking fools out one swift jab at a time.

The Master Robot is Now Taking Over..

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"Broke his jaw!" Yeah, thanks for the diagnosis, Dr. Ice Cream Exec.

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Michael Moriarty could totally seduce me in a three minute conversation...or less. ;)

"Well, everybody has to eat shaving cream once in a while."
Mo Rutherford

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This! Mo is one of the all time movie heroes. When he looks at Andrea and tells her how pretty she is....*swoon*

"I saw it move too!"-Mo Rutherford

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His performance reminds me of Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy (1969)

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