We’re back with our reactions to the rest of 1987’s A Dangerous Summer and we’re sad to say we were right about a lot of things: the insurance scam, the arsonist and their connection to our hero Architect Daddy, and his weird relationship with his daughter (it seriously seems like they’re dating). We also praise James Mason for at least trying and criticize the film’s incredibly gratuitous nudity.
In the first of our Summer of Summer series, we take a brisk jog through the burning hills of Australia’s Blue Mountains, a week before Christmas, as Architect Daddy Tom Skerritt tries to save a giant wooden frame from burning to the ground. He also seems to have a very strange relationship with his daughter and, wouldn’t you know it, lots of blueprints. We ponder who the arsonist is and how Skerritt is going to stop them and wonder if any Christmas miracles will occur before the film’s end. Plus, we bring back Beach Cop Joe Summerman and see how he might deal with this mess.