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Old v. Gold 213: Real Genius

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.

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