Saturday, December 09, 2006

Bad Gilligan

In my discussion of FITZWILLY and its great impact upon my young life, I should have mentioned the movie WHO'S MINDING THE MINT (starring Jim Hutton), which they used to show on TV all the time, and which very likely began my love of thievery, for it featured every boy's dream of seeing Gilligan (Bob Denver) ripping off the US Mint. As far as I know, they don't show it on TV anymore, and it's probably not on DVD, and I am forced to ask: Where are today's kids supposed to look for their heist role models? It really makes you think!