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The Last of the Knucklemen (1979)

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clip Laying down the law

Original classification rating: R. This clip chosen to be PG

Clip description

Tarzan (Gerard Kennedy) confronts Pansy (Mike Preston) about his assault on the manager. Horse (Dennis Miller), Mad Dog (Steve Bisley), Methuselah (Michael Duffield) and Tassie (Stewart Faichney) listen as Tarzan reads the rules of their employment.

Curator’s notes

Tarzan’s show of strength gets to the heart of the matter. The workers he’s in charge of are misfits of one kind or another, all of whom have found a place to live and work without anyone asking questions. He is like a school teacher admonishing students in a dormitory and threatening them with expulsion for unruly behaviour.

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