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This Is Not an Unreleased Bill Murray Movie That Leaked on YouTube

It's something else.

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a Bill Murray movie you’d never seen before, that had suddenly appeared, for free, on YouTube?

Alas, there isn’t.

Yet many, many websites — big sites, little sites, sites that like clicks — are reporting that there is an unreleased Bill Murray movie on YouTube.

Because it would be awesome if it were true. And even if it’s not, you’re going to click, right?

Here is the less-exciting truth: “Nothing Lasts Forever” is a not-even-cult-status experimental movie, made by former “Saturday Night Live” writer Tom Schiller in 1984. Bill Murray is in it, but it’s a small role — he plays a bus conductor, and the movie is not about being on a bus — and the real star is Zach Galligan. You know — the guy from “Gremlins,” and not many other things.

There is a sort-of-interesting backstory to the production, but you are very unlikely to care, because it’s basically unwatchable.

Still, it’s at least news that this thing has “leaked” to YouTube, right?

Nope! This particular upload that everyone has decided to link to in the last few days has been on the world’s biggest video site since October 2011. Go on and watch for as long as you can:

So there you go. “”Unwatchable Movie From 30 Years Ago Stars Zach Galligan, and Bill Murray Appears in It, Briefly.”

Still! It is a Saturday morning, and there’s no reason to start the weekend on a down note. Luckily, when you start looking for “Bill Murray” on the Internet, the Internet gives you amazing things.

Here, for instance, is an excerpt of a toast Murray gave at a stranger’s bachelor party this year. You can see the entire thing, and read the backstory, on Deadspin.*

*Which isn’t allowing full copies of the clip to appear on YouTube, so here’s a couple clicks for you, Telegraph.

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