Sunday, March 13, 2016

Episode 79 - Up Chuck

Did you say "action movies"? Did you say "Chuck Norris" ?  Wait a second, did somebody say "The Eighties" ?  Boy, oh boy, do we have you covered on this episode!  We both recently watch Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films ( which we HIGHLY recommend ) and it inspired us to do this pairing of films.  We start off with 1985's Invasion U.S.A. which sees Chuck Norris square-off against an angry Russian terrorist named Rostov, played psychotically by Richard Lynch. It is a violent, mean-spirited epic, with innocent people being destroyed from almost the opening frame.  We follow that up with 1986's "The Delta Force" which features Chuck again, along with Lee Marvin as members of the elite Delta Force as they try to stop a crazed terrorist played by Robert Forster who has hijacked a plane full of innocents.  It is a movie with a split personality, as the first half is a fairly straight-forward tale of intrigue which devolves, in the second half, to a silly, over-the-top, romp with rocket-launching motorcycles and tons of explosions.  Despite this incongruity, we loved it!  Let us know what you thought of the show by writing to flickersfrom@gmail.com or flickersfrom@yahoo.com or post a message on our Facebook page.


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