Episode #248: “Bad Cop… Worse Cop!” | Tango & Cash (1989)

Ray Tango is Armani with a badge. Gabe Cash is a little rough around the edges. When the two cops from separate jurisdictions have disrupted too much of a wealthy crime boss’s business, the east side will meet the west side of L.A. when they’re framed and sent to prison. Will they be able to get out alive, clear their names and take down the crooks? Do we really care as long as there’s enough shootouts and explosions? It’s Tango & Cash.

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Episode #247: “We played a game you couldn’t win… to the utmost” | Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

**We try to be a family-friendly podcast, but the subject matter of this movie is not appropriate for children, so you may want to skip listening to this one in the car with family.**

This movie is about Bob. Bob’s a junkie. Bob’s wife is a junkie. Bob’s friends are junkies. And you can’t talk a junkie out of using… but there’s also nothing more life-affirming that getting the crap kicked out of you. Drugstore Cowboy is based on the real-life struggles of the writer, James Fogle.

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Episode #246: “Can’t we just talk about Billy Dee Williams?” | sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

**We try to be a family-friendly podcast, but the subject matter of this movie is not appropriate for children, so you may want to skip listening to this one in the car with family. We don’t get vulgar or anything, but the movie’s called “Sex, Lies, and Videotape…” so… y’know.**

We learned that when it comes to movies like sex, lies, and videotape… Pat doesn’t get angry… that’s the thing. He’s ALWAYS angry. So if you enjoy artsy movies about mostly-irredeemable characters who cheat on each other, this one’s for you. Or if you like houseplants. They feature prominently.

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Episode #245: “Be Good” | E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. is one of the most heartwarming movies from the 80s about a boy who is growing up a little separate from everyone: his mother, his brother, his sister, the kids at school, his estranged father… until one day he meets and befriends an alien who has been separated from his people. They’ll need each other to get E.T. home before government scientists take him away.

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