175: SFFCH – Serpico [1973]

175 Serpico

Abi was watching wrestling (of course) and thought of Al Pacino (obviously!), so this week the Spoiler Filled Crew are watching Serpico, a gritty slice of 70’s cinematic americana based on the life of cop, whistleblower and all-round cool dude Frank Serpico. This time around Abi herself is pressured into whistleblowing, Rich dreams of slapstick crossovers, Jamie keeps reminding us that everybody is dead and everyone marvels at the many, many beards of Al Pacino.

Dir: Sidney Lumet
Wri: Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler, Peter Maas (Novel)
Cine: Arthur J. Ornitz
Edi: Dede ASllen
Mus: Mikis Theodorakis
Production: Artists Entertainments Complex Inc, Produzion De Laurentiis International Manufacturing Company S.P.A, Paramount Pictures
Cast: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe
[Ep. 175, Rec, 08/2017]

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174: SFFCH – Repo Man [1984]

174 Repo Man

Jamie and Rich get their testosterone on this week talking about cars, punks, aliens, vaporisations, conspiracies and midnight movies as they discuss cult sci-fi comedy film Repo Man. Join them as they wonder what happened to Emilio Estevez, plant love and kisses on Harry Dean Stanton, the punk soundtrack, the ‘wackiness’ of it all and trust them to find the Welsh trash-lady reference.

Dir: Alex Cox
Wri: Alex Cox
Cine: Robby Muller
Edi: Dennis Dolan
Mus: Tito Larriva, Steven Hufsteter
Production: Edge City
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Fox Harris
[Ep. 174, Rec 08/2017]

173: SFFCH – Hell Comes to Frogtown

173 Hell Comes to Frogtown

We never go too long on Spoiler Filled without shoehorning in wrestling somehow and my, does ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper provide the ‘perfect package’ this time round with Hell Comes to Frogtown, a post-apocalyptic, cult B-Movie from the late Eighties. Or should we call it a soft-core porn parody of Mad Max? Well, at least it attempts to be progressive in a movie including: amazonian-esque warrior nurses, governmental chastity devices, all the wrong reasons to not rape someone and the mystery of the Dance of the Three Snakes.

 

Dir: Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer
Wri: Donald G. Jackson, Randall Frakes
Cine: Donald G. Jackson, Enrico Picard
Edi: R.J. Kizer
Mus: David Shapiro
Production: New World Pictures
Cast: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Cec Verrell, William Smith, Rory Calhoun
[Ep. 173, Rec, 08/2017]