Episode #295: “I didn’t hear no bell” | Rocky V (1990)

After winning the fight of his life against Ivan Drago, Rocky Balboa returns home a broken man. Swindled out of his fortune, he and his family have to return to their humble roots. Rocky decides to train a young boxer but soon finds himself blinded to what’s happening to those most important to him.

Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young and Tommy Morrison star in Rocky V.

This concludes our “Action & Adventure” month, which includes: Dances With Wolves, The Hunt for Red October, Navy SEALS, and Rocky V.

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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 #174: “I Want To Believe” | Casablanca (1942)

Victor Laszlo believes in freedom. Ilsa believes in Victor. Rick believed in his love for Ilsa. We wanted to believe that Rick and Ilsa didn’t “get together” in that one scene because it just makes other conversations awkward later. Mostly, though, we want you to believe that the hype is real. Casablanca is one of the greatest movies ever made and we celebrate its 75th anniversary by taking a look back at this classic cinematic masterpiece.

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Episode #111: “You Down With OTT?” | Over The Top (1987)

The world meets nobody halfway, least of all Lincoln Hawk. He’s a hard-working truck driver who’s driven to bond with his estranged son and does so through truck driving and arm wrestling. It’s a rocky start, but we won’t leave you with a cliffhanger. He must go all the way to the arm wrestling championship in Vegas to keep his son. It’s over the top. And that’s the title of the movie too.

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