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 equivalent of the…

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Richard Widmark Bio

Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark was born in Minnesota and always had an interest in movies. Like so many, he attends college to become a lawyer but he was derailed by the acting bug. By the late 30s, he was acting in New York. When World War II broke out he tried to enlist but was medically disqualified for an ear problem. Following the war, Widmark went under contract with 20th Century Fox. Darryl F. Zanuck saw Widmark’s screen test for “Tommy Udo” and had him cast in this role for Kiss of Death (1947). After being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in this role, Widmark’s career was a blaze. Through the 1950s, Widmark covered the major genres: Westerns, military, and the thriller. He appeared with Marilyn Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) and made Pickup on South Street (1953) that same year for director Samuel Fuller. That same year Take the High Ground! (1953) came out where Widmark played the role of a tough combat veteran trying to prepare boys for…

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