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Double Rush Robert Pastorelli has exchanged his Eldin overalls in Murphy Brown for an old leather jacket in double rush, but his comic persona remains the...Double RushComedy Robert Pastorelli has exchanged his Eldin overalls in Murphy Brown for an old leather jacket in double rush, but his comic persona remains the...1995-01-13
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Double Rush

Genre: Comedy; Lead Performer: David Arquette, Robert Pastorelli; Status: In Season

Robert Pastorelli has exchanged his Eldin overalls in Murphy Brown for an old leather jacket in double rush, but his comic persona remains the same: amiable lunkhead, cranky guy with a heart of gold. As Johnny Verona, he is the head of Double Rush, a Manhattan bicycle-messenger service whose headquarters look like a dank variation on the garage from Taxi. And like Taxi, the cast consists of a family-style group of screw-ups and screwballs. There are a number of talented actors here, including David Arquette as a spacey daredevil of a bicyclist, Adam Goldberg (Dazed and Confused) as a moody messenger, and Phil Leeds as a spry senior-citizen delivery boy. But for a project from Murphy Brown’s Diane English, Double Rush falls curiously flat, full of formulaic jokes. Pastorelli and the cast are charming, but the show needs many more solid laughs. C

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