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Old v. Gold 205: Hudson Hawk

Would you like to swing on a star? Or would you rather recall the 1991 Bruce Willis showcase Hudson Hawk? This difficult-to-describe antic comedy was a critical and box-office bomb, but is beloved by many today. How does it fare here? Well, don’t make a drinking game out of us saying the word “ridiculous” — it comes up a lot, both for good and bad. And if you’re wondering if there’s a podcast that unexpectedly and incongruously references the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist, that would be this one.

Also, Andie MacDowell fans may want to avert your ears.

It’s not ridiculous at the beginning and then not at the end; no, it’s stupid the whole way through.

Podcasters: Robert, Tim, April, Joanna

  • 00:00 Intro and Memories
  • 15:39 Rapid Recap
  • 19:53 So What Was This Film Trying to Be?
  • 23:50 The Triumph of the Ridiculous
  • 32:29 “Clue”-likeness
  • 36:17 The Vote

Next Week’s Assignment

Our look back at Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan includes guest panelists from the Starboard Power Coupling podcast!

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