Long-lost Bill Murray film surfaces on YouTube

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A long-lost Bill Murray film appearance from 1984 has surfaced on YouTube.

A long-lost Bill Murray film appearance from 1984 has surfaced on YouTube. This bit of cinematic archaeology was unearthed by the website Dangerous Minds.

"Nothing Lasts Forever" — which also includes appearances by Dan Aykroyd, Imogene Coca, Sam Jaffe and Eddie Fisher — was written and directed by "Saturday Night Live" veteran Tom Schiller, who created shorts for the NBC sketch show. Lorne Michaels produced.

 MGM never released the sci-fi comedy in theaters — and it's possible the studio will pull the YouTube version faster than you can say "Hey, it’s Wilmette’s own Bill Murray.”

The movie brings to mind “The Graduate” crossed with “Brazil,” starring Zach Galligan (who also starred in “Gremlins" that same year) as a young man fresh off a European adventure who is back in Manhattan, trying to make his way.  Aykroyd plays his fast-talking boss at the Port Authority.  Murray plays a debonair air steward-type —or rather, “sky host”as he's called — on a trans-lunar commuter line servicing trips to the moon.  (Murray shows up around the 45-minute mark.)

According to Dangerous Minds, “the film was never given a proper theatrical release to begin with. It was screened once — once — for a test audience in Seattle who gave it the thumbs down and then shelved. For reasons perhaps having to do with clearing the vintage footage Nothing Lasts Forever has never been released on VHS or on DVD, either.”
 

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