In 1985, Val Kilmer was a Real Genius, which it turns out is one rank below Top Gun, at least chronologically. In what some (well, one) consider Kilmer’s greatest film role, he shepherds a younger and perhaps realer genius through a college gauntlet of enemy dickey-wearers, mysterious closet passer-throughers, an administrator serving the perpetrators of a military weapons system, wacky parties, and even a girl!
So he was sandwiched between two “Top”s.
Podcasters: Robert, Tim, David, Joanna, Sam
- 00:00 Intro and Memories
- 14:46 Rapid Recap
- 21:49 We Should Discuss Cute Boys
- 28:54 Real Quirky
- 34:29 Dramatic (and Fashion) Quibbles
- 41:37 “Special” Effects
- 45:19 The Vote
Next Week’s Assignment
In what and where can you find Kurt Russell? Big Trouble in Little China.