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Bill Cosby Turns 75, So Let’s Take a Moment to Discuss Leonard Part 6

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Bill Cosby turned 75 today (July 12th), and that’s pretty awesome. “The Cosby Show” got a lot of play on my little black-and-white TV when I was a kid, so I have a soft spot for the guy’s work. However, while most people are celebrating the gifted comedian/actor’s more laudable endeavors, I think it’s a good time to discuss “Mr. Bean” director Paul Weiland’s 1987 box office disaster “Leonard Part 6″, a film which stars Bill Cosby as a secret agent sent to stop a madman from taking over the world. Sounds like a winner, right? Wrong!

Of course, I love “Leonard Part 6″, though I’m well aware of the fact that it’s a terrible motion pictures. Even Bill Cosby would agree with me on this one; when the film was released, he encouraged everyone in America not to see the film. In fact, so ashamed was Cosby by this theatrical misfire that he purchased the television rights to ensure that it would never appear on the small screen. That’s a lot of hate right there, my friend.

During its quick jaunt through North American cineplexes, the film earned around $4 million, which, given the film’s $24 million budget, isn’t necessarily a good thing. To add salt to the wound, the film won three Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst Actor (Cosby), Worst Picture, and Worst Screenplay. Now you know why the guy loathes the film so much.

However, despite his undying hatred for the movie and his attempt to keep people from experiencing the agony for themselves, Columbia Pictures released “Leonard Part 6″ on DVD back in 2005. Crackle is currently offering the film as a digital download for $7.99, though, to be perfectly honest, you can purchase a used copy from the Amazon Z-Shops for $1.98 before tax. Even then, I’d weigh that decision very carefully.

If you’re curious to see/learn more about the film, take a peek at all of the “Leonard Part 6″-related videos embedded below. And remember to wish Bill Cosby a happy birthday while you’re at it. You don’t get to be 75 without dropping a few cinematic bombs along the way.

Last, but not least, is Roger Ebert’s review of the film.

Bill Cosby Turns 75, So Let’s Take a Moment to Discuss Leonard Part 6
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  • Mika

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Just started watching Season 7 of The Cosby Show on DVD to watch some real shows & not “reality shows.” Oh how they bring back memories… I hope you enjoyed your day!

  • Bayete Jackson

    75yrs. is nothing to shake a stick at…so Mr. Cosby..your the(funny)man and have been the man for a long time…keep laughing and making us laugh as well!!! Pray you had a great day of birth!!

  • chad

    Well if you would know anything about the guy he is a great actor at the casino nobody will go pick him up anymore cause he is a jerk from h@#l for instance he will male the driver stop and cover him up with a blanket when it is sitting right beside him there are a lot of places that he is not welcome to perform at cause in his mind he is god so I personaly hope he dose not have a happy birthday

    • Margaret Marshall

      Chad, isn’t it interesting that while you were posting your opinion, I was sharing a more sincere and heartfelt comment? Please remember, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your comments to yourself.” Also, “Treat others as you would want them to treat you.”

  • Margaret Marshall

    I don’t think I could add much
    to what’s already been posted. My dad was born April 12, 1937 and died on December 7, 2000 at age 63. I remember Bill Cosby’s day as if it was my Dad’s also. He never grew up either and was an inspiration and (unintentional) entertainer as well. I would like to see more of the Bill that still walks this earth. For Bill Cosby lightens my heart and brightens my day and lets me reflect on the love I will always have for my Dad!

  • http://WebProNews/Life ELIZABETH

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. COSBY !!!
    I hope you had a wonderful day filled with family, friends and cake!!! With many more to come!
    Thank you for all the wonderful memories of you and all of the cast of The Cosby Show. I used to watch your show all of the time growing up and it made me so happy!
    Blessings ELIZABETH :)

  • Paulette Cain

    I grew up on you. You were the King in our house. Long Live KING COSBY. Have a rockin birthday.

  • Gina

    Happy Birthday Mr.Cosby!

  • Hannah Head

    happy bithday to ya! I will turn 65 on 7/22 nice to be in the company of someone who can teach us and entertain us all at the same time. i was also very impressed with the art center you an Camille donated to the Spelman campus. May you enjoy continued blessings, Hannah

  • http://Yahoo Ed

    You’re getting old Mr. Kincaide! Hey Hey hey! Happy b-day.

  • http://Moms7MinuteWorkout.com james

    I Spy was my black and white favorite…pun intended :-) GymAlien said so!

  • Alkebu

    Happy Birthday Mr. Cosby… may you have many, many more…

  • Mary

    Go Bill Hope you had a most joyous birthday and look forward to seeing you celebrate many more

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