Bill Murray appeared in two 1984 films: one, Ghostbusters, became an all-time classic; the other, Nothing Lasts Forever, was never released commercially (after being scrapped by MGM) and faded into cinematic obscurity. But as the A.V. Club notes (via Telegraph), the latter project has resurfaced on YouTube in its full 80-minute form.
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Written and directed by Saturday Night Live veteran Tom Schiller, Nothing Lasts Forever is a sci-fi comedy starring Zach Galligan (Gremlins) as an artist struggling to realize his dreams in a surrealist Manhattan controlled by the Port Authority. Dan Aykroyd co-stars as Galligan’s wise-ass, gun-sporting day-job boss, while Murray appears in a small role as a bus conductor who leads Galligan on a peace-seeking mission to the moon. The film, which was actually posted online three years ago (but brought into the public spotlight this week), veers in a number of strange directions – including musical numbers, dream sequences and transitions from black-and-white into color.
Nothing Lasts Forever has been shown at a handful of screenings (and aired on German television) over the years, but it’s never been released on DVD or made available in a commercial format. Nonetheless, Murray fanatics can enjoy the full display of weirdness below.
Back in May, Murray continued his reign as the Coolest Man Alive by delivering a hilarious, heartfelt and impromptu speech to a group of friends celebrating a bachelor party at a South Carolina steakhouse.
And as for that other Murray project from three decades ago, Ghostbusters is being re-released in over 700 movie theaters across America on August 29th, in honor of its 30th anniversary.