March 9, 2012

Friday Flashback: Walk Like A Man In The Movies!

March 9th, 2012

Considering this week in 1963, The Four Seasons’ “Walk Like A Man” was topping the Hot 100 chart, we decided to salute it for one more week! How many movies have featured this fantastic song? Well, so far, we’ve found three! Check out these movie trailers!

The Wanderers (1979): Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York’s gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers.

Walk Like a Man (1987): As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to life with humans.

Heart and Souls (1993): Heart and Souls was a fantasy/comedy film about the souls of four deceased people who are trapped on earth and can only be seen by a single living human being who is recruited to help them take care of their unfinished business.

Did we miss any other films that featured “Walk Like A Man”?

Now, how about WLAM on commercials? I’m drawing a blank, but somewhere back in the ’90s, I’m guessing, there was a gorgeous supermodel, whose name escapes me, promoting Lays Potato Chips or Doritos, playing cards like a guy at a table with her friends–with the song playing in the background. Does anyone out there remember the details of this commercial?

1 Comment »

  1. I looked in Wikipedia, and they don’t list the movies that use “Walk Like A Man” in their article. I recall seeing the movies listed in some similar article. Could someone from “Strolling Roan” magazine have edited it out? :) Perhaps some of our fearless editors could post or repost it in the Wikipedia article.

    There was an episode of “The Sopranos” that was titled “Walk Like A Man”, but I don’t recall whether it was played in that episode or another. “Dawn (Go Away)” was played at the end of the episode called “Christopher”. I wonder if that is listed.

    In any event, the Wikipedia articles on most FV4S songs seem incomplete compared to many less popular singles that charted and even obscure album tracks by relatively obscure artists.

    It seems really strange that nearly every other song by any “B” group is listed in the Wikipedia article, from what I seem to remember, and also includes movie appearances.

    Comment by Ted Hammond — March 9, 2012 @ 11:09 am

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