Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Episode 61 - Flickers and the Cave Man


Are you getting too old for this shit? Is your fishing boat sitting in your driveway just waiting for you to finally retire from the force? Are you paired up with some loose cannon oddball hotshot young punk who takes too many unnecessary risks? Friend, have I got the solution for you! Plug in the wireless device of your choice and give a listen to episode 61 of the Flickers From the Cave podcast! In this edition we take a look at two prime examples of the buddy cop movie, well, sort of. Our first offering is 1991's Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, starring Don Johnson in fine form and Mickey Rourke apparently trying to remember how to act. Although not really a buddy cop flick, our heroes are low level criminals fighting big corporate corruption, it manages to feature pretty much every cliche associated with buddy cop movies. Moving on, we take a look at Tango & Cash from 1989, starring power house duo Sly Stallone and Kurt Russell. With a cast rounded out with an impressive array of character actors, from Clint Howard and Michael J. Pollard to Brion James and Robert Z'dar, this movie had everything it needed to be the definitive buddy cop movie. Everything that is except a script that made any sense what so ever! Faults be damned, these are both way more entertaining than they have any right to be, considering how utterly devoid of common sense they are. If you want to watch a really good buddy cop picture, go get Lethal Weapon or 48 Hrs. If you want to see characters named after cigarettes and an epic super truck versus monster truck battle, turn off your brain and settle in with these two. As ever, please post comments on our Facebook page or email us at flickersfrom@gmail.com or flickersfrom@yahoo.com.

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