Episode #71: “Two Brothers and A Stranger” | The Color of Money (1986)

Paul Newman, Tom Cruise and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio have nine balls between them… and victory. “Fast Eddie” is back, 25 years after the events of the The Hustler (1961), and has discovered Vince, a ridiculously talented pool protégé. Will Vince become Eddie’s ticket to riches, his redemption, or his nemesis?

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Episode #69: That Was A Little “On The Nose” | The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

“Mercy is for the weak. We do not train to be merciful here. A man face you, he is enemy. Enemy deserve no mercy.” This week it’s The Karate Kid Part II. Does the sequel uphold the honor and tradition of the original, or does it crumble like a block of karate-chopped ice? Why was honking someone’s nose never a finishing move in Mortal Kombat?

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Episode #68: God Wants You On The Floor | Hoosiers (1986)

We shift from our sci-fi month of April to May Madness as we move from the sleepy town of Hadley’s Hope on LV-426 to Hickory, Indiana. While they both have that small-town charm, both towns’ locals have to deal with an invader that disrupts their way of life. For one it was aliens. For the other it’s an outsider who’s come to coach the basketball team. Confused? Don’t know what the heck a Hoosier is? Listen and learn…

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