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JFD528: The Swimmer, Le Magnifique, Smokey & The Bandit

Slap on your swim trunks, grab your case of Coors, and get ready to fly this helicopter over some Mayan pyramids outside Acapulco! We're traveling all corners of the globe this week with a trio of old men who just can't stop partying, age appropriateness be damned!
Hey, kids! You like shirtless grandpa character actors, you say? How's your tolerance for endless martinis and small talk about high society? We've got the film for you! It's The Swimmer, from 1968! Directed by Frank "Last Summer" Perry! Watched by William "The Refrigerator" Perry! And starring Burt "Not a Perry" Lancaster!
Next up! It's everyone's favorite early-70's, French-produced, Mexican-set comedic spy caper / dramedy / romance film, Le Magnifique aka The Man from Acapulco, aka How to Destroy the Reputation of the Greatest Secret Agent, from 1973. One of several collaborations between director Philippe de Broca and star Jean-Paul Belmondo, this one's…

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