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Ep. 116: The Gladiator

It’s our 2nd week of #Aprilsweeps where we continue to celebrate the TV movies made by New World Television. This week we immerse ourselves in the exciting/dangerous/sexy?/cigarette 1986 made for TV vigilante-action film GLADIATOR. Not that Gladiator! Starring Ken Wahl, Nancy Allen, and Robert Culp and surprise (spoiler) appearance by Rick Dees! Join the Marc,…

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Ep. 116: The Gladiator
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Ep. 115: False Witness

It’s #Aprilsweeps where we celebrate the TV movies made by New World Television.  We’re kicking things off with 1989’s False Witness starring Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice).  Lynne Jacoby (Phylicia Rashad) is a district attorney investigating the attempted murder of a popular daytime TV talk show host not unlike…

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Ep. 114: Heart

We continue #MarchMadness with 1987’s HEART starring Brad Davis (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS), Frances Fisher (UNFORGIVEN) and Steve Buscemi (EVERY OTHER MOVIE YOU LIKE).  At the heart of HEART lies Eddie, a boxer beset by misfortune who seeks the elusive “big win.” More than just possessing a formidable right hook, Eddie is distinguished by his immense drive…

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Ep. 114: Heart
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Ep. 113: Raw Courage

We continue #MarchMadness with a movie that’s not exactly about sports per se, but does feature a lot of running which is not just a form of self-torture, as some might think, but a sport! The film is a passion project for actor Ronny Cox, who also co-wrote the movie with his wife Mary, and…

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Ep. 112: The Prize Fighter

Welcome to our first episode of #MarchMadness where we will talk about all the sports themed movies released by New World Pictures. Kicking off the month is 1979’s THE PRIZE FIGHTER, starring funny guys Tim Conway and Don Knotts in their first non-Disney pairing! Join us for this family-friendly comedic romp (sorry kids, no titty…

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Ep. 112: The Prize Fighter
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Ep. 111: Hell Hunters

We wrap up our celebrated #febWARary with 1988’s Hell Hunters directed by Ernst Ritter von Theumer.  Hell Hunters follows a team of Nazi hunters – Maud Adams (Octopussy), Candice Daly (The Young and the Restless), and Romulo Arantes (Blame it on Rio) – as they attempt to stop a former Nazi played by Stewart Granger…

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Ep. 110: Breaker Morant

We continue #FebWARary with director Bruce Beresford’s BREAKER MORANT, which covers the very well-known (to Americans) Second Boer War. We attempt to offer a small background on the War as we discuss this Academy Award-nominated film, which follows three soldiers court-martialed by their own military. Also, Erica discovers the movie was based on true events…

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Ep. 110: Breaker Morant
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Ep. 109: Last Plane Out

We kick off #FebWARary with 1983’s Last Plane Out, a semi-fictionalized account of the events that took place days before the Sandinista’s removed Anastasio Somoza from power in Nicaragua. It stars Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf), Julie Carmen (In the Mouth of Madness) and Mary Crosby whose character shot JR in TV’s Dallas. Sounds exciting, right?  Wrong….

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Ep. 108: Godzilla 1985 featuring Ali Davis

Finally, Godzilla returns! And this time, he’s sleepier than ever!  After 9 years away from the box office, Japanese film studio Toho decided they need to expedite another GODZILLA movie and created 1984’s THE RETURN OF GODZILLA. That film ended up in the hands of New World Pictures, who chopped it up and added extra…

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Ep. 108: Godzilla 1985 featuring Ali Davis
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Ep. 107: Lady Frankenstein with Chris Iannacone

In this #Monstruary episode we attempt to satisfy all your strange desires with 1971’s Lady Frankenstien, directed by former Roger Corman regular Mel Welles (THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS). This spin on a classic tale was shot with an international cast, headlined by former Orson Welles regular Joseph Cotten. It’s a real Welles-fest! Joining us…

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Ep. 107: Lady Frankenstein with Chris Iannacone
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