At the Movies (1982–1986)
3 user

The Stinkers of 1983 

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert choose six sequels as the stinkers of 1983.


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode credited cast:
Roger Ebert ... Himself - Host
Gene Siskel ... Himself - Host


Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert choose six sequels as the stinkers of the year. They begin by bemoaning the unwelcome return of 3-D. Roger selects Jaws 3-D (1983), which features an unrealistic shark and people we don't care about. Gene picks Amityville 3-D (1983) and can think of nothing to praise except the windows on the haunted house that look like eyes. Next, Roger Ebert expresses his revulsion for Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), which he says is not only misogynistic but manages to exploit the Ku Klux Klan for cheap laughs. Gene Siskel introduces a clip of The Sting II (1983), which has no Robert Redford, no Paul Newman and no fun. It does have Jackie Gleason, who also appears in Roger's next pick, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983). The last stinker featured is Staying Alive (1983), which was a particular disappointment to Gene, who loved the first movie. Finally, Siskel and Ebert take us on a walk through their Hall of Shame, which includes brief mentions of Deal of the Century ... Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

30 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stinkers of 1983 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Gene Siskel: Sequels probably give more bad experiences in movie theaters than just about anything that the movie industry produces.
See more »


References The Sting (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Worst of 1983
6 June 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983)

Fans of At the Movies know that some of the best moments happen when critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel hated a movie. The annual "Stinkers of the Year" episodes are always a lot of fun because the critics get to revisit and laugh at some of the year's worst movies. This episode is pretty much all sequels as we get to hear them discuss films like: STAYING ALIVE, AMITYVILLE 3-D, SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 3, JAWS 3-D, THE STING II and PORKy'S II.

If you're into Siskel and Ebert then you already know how fun these type of episodes are because it gave the critics a chance to attack movies they felt wasted their time and money. This one here is a pretty good one because of the films in question,a though I must admit that I disagreed with a couple of them. They're really harsh on PORKY'S II, which is understandable but they seem outraged that a teen sex comedy would feature naughty jokes. Isn't that the point? They make some great arguments about the poor visuals of 3-D.

Episode: A-

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed