I saw this movie for the first time in its original release. What a funky, funny movie full of off-beat characters! Parts of it are laugh out loud, gut busting funny, while at the same time it builds in an aspect of adventure/suspense. An interesting juxtaposition.
Christian Slater's wacky character comes to San Francisco to live with his older brother and ends up taking over his security business. He has a variety of misadventures while trying to learn how to protect the people on his beat and catch the bad guy at the same time. And what a terrific, crazed bad guy. He wears outrageous shirts, including T-shirts with his own picture on them. And he's just one of the many unusual people you'll meet here. From the minute that frozen turkey goes bouncing down the street at the beginning, you'll be hooked.
Filmed on location, Kuffs is full of San Francisco atmosphere and local color which make it even more appealing for those of us who like the city. I own this movie in VHS and have watched it over and over. Now I'll buy it in DVD.
This film has one of my all time favorite lines: "Where DO you buy your clothes?" An appealing winner!