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Pod Casty For Me

Apr 21, 2023

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It's the FIREFOX episode, folks, and we're talking all about the 1982 Cold War mind-controlled spyplane thriller some have called "Clint Eastwood's STAR WARS," which is funny to do! Join us for a daring infiltration of the film's real-life inspirations, the particular early-Reagan geopolitical climate in which it was made, and the sundry White House creeps Clint rubbed elbows with at the Kennedy Center premiere. 

Topics include: Taking a Gander, our fondness for practical effects, Jake finds a way to bring up Back to the Future: The Ride, PTSD, PASSENGER 57, Soviet dissidents, the SR-71 Blackbird, Hollywood depictions of life in the USSR, the largely-European cast's other credits, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (obviously), the absence of comparable Soviet action spy thrillers, the fabled summer of 1982, FIRST BLOOD, paramilitary weirdo Bo Gritz, and more!

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