How Can One Not Like The Chase

In 1994, Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson co-starred in a crazy low budget movie called The Chase.  While it was nothing fancy and started other weird acting choices like Flea, Anthony Kiedis and Henry Rollins to name a few, I found it to be a fun movie to watch.  More importantly was the overt social commentary about the media that it portrayed.

In 1994, we did not have the all present Internet to report on every little story that would come up, and yet, The Chase seems to predict the idea of how the media can sometimes grasp at any point of a story to keep it relevant and get ratings up high.  Sure, it might be a hyperactive idea of how the media can act, but there are some seeds of truth in its story.

On a weird tangent, The Chase is also the movie that introduced me to the band called Suede.  One of their tracks, “The Next Life”, is played during the climax of the movie and it is such a fitting track for the events that happen.  Actually, the soundtrack in general is pretty fantastic in this movie, but that song really hit me at a point in my life where I was feeling pretty low.

 

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