Vanishing Point (1971) – 114

Vanishing Point (1971)

Welcome to today’s show, Vanishing Point (1971), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

Today’s movie is Vanishing Point (1971). I’ll begin with a little quote from Wikipedia: “Kowalski is a Medal of Honor Vietnam War veteran and former race car driver and motorcycle racer. He is also a former police officer, who was dishonorably discharged in retaliation for preventing his partner from raping a young woman. Haunted by the surfing death of his girlfriend, Vera, Kowalski now exists on adrenaline.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanishing_Point_(1971_film)

Counter-culture hero, a man that did everything right but was betrayed by the instructions he worked to protect. Kowalski felt he was like the junk he saw in the desert. Kowalski was a relic or shadow of a past time. This movie …

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Billy Jack (1971) – Episode 73

Billy Jack (1971)

Welcome to today’s show, Billy Jack (1971), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

Today’s movie is the second in the Billy Jack series, the title character named Billy Jack (1971). This movie, though now dated, taps into the anti-establishment vibes of the late 60s and early 70s. Billy Jack was setup as the protector of the meek but in reality he was as cavalier with use of force as the people he railed against.

ACTORS

We have several actors that we have covered before and most of them were from Episode 72 – The Born Losers (1967). These include Tom Laughlin playing the lead role as Billy Jack, …

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The Born Losers (1967) – Episode 72

The Born Losers (1967)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. Today’s movie is in the badassery genera and 60-70 youthful rebellion. So let’s jump right in to the first of the three released Billy Jack movies, The Born Losers (1967). Tom Laughlin, who played the role of Billy Jack also co-wrote, and directed and produced under another name. I would say he was “invested.”

Tom Laughlin was born in Wisconsin in 1931. He played football in college and was later trained in Hapkido karate. Laughlin’s first movie role was as a beaten football player on a plane with James Cagney in the These Wilder Years (1956). He was a moderately successful actor appearing in such films as South Pacific (1958) and Gidget (1959). He really made a mark when he started producing his own movies in the Billy Jack series. The character, Billy Jack, was first introduced in …

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The Warriors (1979) – Episode 62

The Warriors (1979)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review. This is the final of the series about people trying to go somewhere or get somethings done and there are obstacles in the way which includes – The Train (1964), The General (1926), The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), The Command (1954), and today’s episode The Warriors (1979).

Today’s movie is the classic gang adventure, The Warriors (1979). So I won’t waste any time and I’ll jump right into the cast rundown.

Michael Beck played Warrior war-chief Swan. Beck was born in Memphis in 1949. Beck went to Millsaps College in Mississippi on a football …

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Against All Odds (1984) – Episode 55

Against All Odds (1984)

Against All Odds (1984) – Show Notes

Welcome to today’s show, Against All Odds (1984), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

Today’s movie is a remake of Out of the Past (1947) and is titled Against All Odds (1984). This movie has some great actors and a few from the original film.

Rachel Ward played the lead female role, AKA the women that keeps killing people, Jessie Wyler. Ward was born in England in 1957. Her film career started out on fire. She was in Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) and Against All Odds (1984) and then as far as the big star thing goes she just sorta got shoved aside. She has been successful directing and writing.

Jeff Bridges plays down and out football player Terry Brogan. This is the …

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Key Largo (1948) – Episode 40

Key Largo (1948)

Key Largo (1948) is a great Bogie-Becall film. Featuring a cast of villains, a hurricane, and isolated Florida hotel, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final shot.

Key Largo (1948) Rough Script

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. Today we are looking at another pairing of Bogie and Becall. Episode 40 is the wonderful film Key Largo (1948). Not only having a cast of great actors this movie also had the benefit of John Huston as the director. So I will jump right into Key Largo (1948)

Humphrey Bogart … Frank McCloud Episode 50 – Sahara (1943)
Edward G. Robinson … Johnny Rocco Episode – 35 The Violent Men (1955)
Lauren Bacall … Nora Temple Episode – 39 Dark Passage (1947)
Lionel Barrymore played the role of Key Largo …

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Hard Times (1975) – Episode 17

Charles Bronson in Hard Times (1975)

Hard Times (1975) features Charles Bronson as a bare-knuckle fighter in New Orleans during the Great Depression. This movie also features James Coburn and Strother Martin in what may be his strongest role.

Rough Script

Welcome to Episode 17. Continuing on the

Strother Martin line today’s subject is the 1975 movie Hard Times (1975).

Hard Times (1975) features Charles Bronson as Chaney a tuff as nails fighter with no background and very few words. In this entire movie, Bronson only speaks about 500 words. Bronson was around 53 when he took this role. The producers wanted a younger man and Jan-Michael Vincent was considered. However, Bronson was perfect for the role and was in great shape.

Bronson was born in Pennsylvania to Lithuanian parents. As a result of his upbringing he could speak several languages fluently. He also worked in the coal mines where he was in a tunnel collapse resulting in a lifelong fear of closed spaces. This fear and his languages were integrated into his …

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