Red Dawn (1984) is the movie we are recasting this week. A highly implausible tale about Russia and Cuba (with a bit of Nicaragua sprinkled in) invading America and occupying Anytown, USA. Of course, this occupation is thwarted by a group of youths spearheaded by Patrick Swayze, who is swiftly becoming one of my favorite actors of all time. I guess I don’t have as much exposure to his body of work as I once thought I did, and as I learn more about him as an actor and as a person, the more I appreciate his talent.
Welcome to The Recasting Couch ‘After Dark’. Mike and I get a little sauced up and have more fun talking about horrible stuff than we probably should. This week we recast Outbreak, the 1995 doomsday thriller starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman.
IIInnnnnneeerrrrrrrrsssppaaaaacccccceeeee (space, space, space, space) is the 1987 inter-biological, action, comedy film* that we are recasting this week. Starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan, this scientifically questionable movie is a fun one. Although this movie may be a demonstration of the difference between something being fun and something being good. I enjoy everybody individually, but I just don’t feel like the chemistry is there.
On this week’s episode, we recast Enemy of the State. What’s strange about this movie is that it was a complete hit by box office standards, but one that very few people remember a whole lot about. Whenever I told a friend about the next movie we were doing, all of them had a delayed reaction, followed by, “…oh, the one with Will Smith? I never saw it” Full disclosure: I saw it when it first came out, and I couldn’t even recall the plot of it.
This week we switch it up a little. A couple months ago, we were recording a pod and on a whim we decided to watch a movie, then do an instant recast afterward. It’s a little shorter because we don’t do an introduction, we just sorta jump right into it.