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MFF Special: A Closer Look at Movies That Feature Foghat’s “Slow Ride”

March 15, 2017

Dazed and Confused and Jim Carrey are responsible for my love of Foghat. To be totally honest, I love the idea of Foghat more than their music. However,  it hasn’t stopped me from doggedly pushing the Foghat agenda on everyone I know. The only thing better than listening to about 30 seconds of a Foghat song is hearing 30 seconds of a Foghat song on a soundtrack. When condensed down from its original eight minute form “Slow Ride” is perfect for movie trailers and the occasional movie scenes that can’t afford Led Zeppelin (AKA Dazed and Confused)


In an effort to inundate the world with cinematic data of little importance I decided to follow up my jet ski action scene and pencil as a weapon pieces with some Foghat data.The following post looks at the IMDb user scores, Rotten Tomatoes critical averages and inflated domestic box office of films that feature the song ‘Slow Ride.”

Here are the films: Bad Moms, Nighthawks, Dazed and Confused, Jack Frost, Wild Hogs and I Love You Phillip Morris,

  1. The Average Rotten Tomatoes critic score is 55%

If it wasn’t for Wild Hog’s 14% and Jack Frost’s 20% movies that feature “Slow Ride” would be bonafide fresh. However, the two films didn’t take it easy and ended up hurting the score. The good news is “Slow Ride’ movies easily defeated the films that had Foghat’s “I Just Want to Make Love to You” on the soundtrack (49.3%).  The 55% seems pretty perfect because I’d wager that 55% of music lovers have an appreciation of Foghat. 

Sidenote: The 55% easily beat out the 29% RT score of movies that feature jet ski action scenes. That makes me happy.

Jet skis + narrow corridors = A slow, clunky and boring ride.

2. The Average IMDb score is 6.35

I have an amazing fact for you! Movies that feature “Slow Ride” average 6.35, whereas movies that feature Foghat’s “I Just Want to Make Love to You” average 6.28%. Mind blown! It seems like films that feature Foghat are all the same in the end! Audiences know what they like and if Foghat is featured 6.3% of them appreciate it.

3. The Average inflated domestic box office is $69,284,109

Wild Hogs may have hurt the critical score but it bolstered the box office big time. I was amazed to find out that it made $196 million domestically. That is a lot of money for a milquetoast film about four dudes riding around on motorcycles. Also, I love that Bad Moms cleared $100 million domestically because it proves that original comedies featuring likable people can still make money. The biggest tragedy (that has since been righted) is that Dazed and Confused flopped at the box office with a paltry $13 million. 

Dazed and Confused keeps l-i-v-i-n’.

4. The Average inflated budget is $40,000,000

Did you know that Jack Frost cost $126,000,000 to make? That is crazy! Holy moly! It cost more than Bad Moms, Nighthawks, I Love You Phillip Morris and Wild Hogs combined. The massive budget jacked up the average and makes it seem like movies that feature Foghat have legit budgets. When you get a moment make sure to check out the How Did This Get Made? podcast where they break down Jack Frost because it is a really weird movie.

There you have it! Everything you need to know about movies that feature “Slow Ride!”Make sure to listen to the jet ski action scene podcast and read all about pencils used as weapons! Thanks!

44 Comments leave one →
  1. John Leavengood permalink
    March 15, 2017 9:36 pm

    What were the best and worst uses of “Slow Ride” in the last 10 years of film?


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