Yep, that’s Gene Hackman, Dennis Quaid, and some mustachioed guy (not John Ratzenberger, in fact) trying to put their hands up Barbra Streisand’s billowing dress while she slides down a pole. Some may assume that Babs, ever the shrinking violet, designed this poster herself (she who in her three-film directing career has included not one but two shots of a camera panning slowly up her own gorgeous gams); others may believe it was designed by the same wayward souls who tried sexing Streisand up in Superman shirts and, uh, water; but most will simply be left scratching their heads about the existence of this quickly forgotten 1980 goofy-gal-and-straight-laced-guy caper, a description which might be completely inaccurate since I have never seen it. Should I do a quick imdb check? Nah. I’ll just take in the pleasures of this stunning Streisand one-sheet, a category that is quickly becoming its own Poster of the Week subgenre (anyone remember Up the Sandbox? If not, I won’t spoil it for you….).
Back to the issue (cough) at hand: Dennis Quaid’s “aww, what the heck” goofy grin has suddenly taken on a weird malevolence as he gazes directly at what is presumably Babs’ bubbe briefs. My favorite touch, though (and it’s a bad touch): Gene’s fingers, which are way too close for comfort. Meanwhile, Fireman Ted just doesn’t want to be there. But sweet Babs is always game, even when her supposedly seductive, come-hither glance is reminiscent of a certain other sexy celeb.