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Bill Murray's Long-Lost "Nothing Lasts Forever" Surfaces on the Net

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire July 9, 2014 at 5:01PM

A bizarre mashup of new and old footage directed by a "Saturday Night Live" veteran and featuring Bill Murray as the conductor on a bus to the moon finally makes its way to the surface.
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Bill Murray in "Nothing Lasts Forever"
Slate.com Bill Murray in "Nothing Lasts Forever"

Update, 1/3/15: "Nothing Lasts Forever" will make its TV premiere on Turner Classic Movies at 2 a.m. Eastern, 11 p.m. Pacific.

It's a good year for fans of long-long black and white bizarro comedies. First, Louis CK's "Tomorrow Night" made its way out into the world, and now "Nothing Lasts Forever," which features Bill Murray as the conductor of a bus to the moon, has surfaced on YouTube. Aisha Harris explains at Slate:

Nothing Lasts Forever stars Zach Galligan ("Gremlins") as Adam, an aspiring artist who moves to New York only to find that the Port Authority has seemingly taken over and turned the city into a totalitarian state. Adam is forced to work as a night watchman at the entrance of the Holland Tunnel (Dan Aykroyd cameos as his boss) until he can prove his worth as an artist, but soon he finds himself on a bus to the moon (Murray plays the conductor) to find his true love.

It’s a weird premise, and the movie has the style to match. While it’s mostly black-and-white, it occasionally jumps into color, and even includes a couple of musical numbers. More intriguingly, clips from a variety of older movies are integrated into scenes, as if it were a sort of early YouTube mashup.

Watch "Nothing Lasts Forever" in all its quasi-legal oddity here:


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