The Recasting Couch Ep. 91: The Running Man

Running Man

This week’s recast is The Running Man. To quote wikipedia, this 1987 science fiction action film, “…is very loosely based on the 1982 novel of the same title written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.” It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards, a soldier who is made the fall guy for a government sanctioned massacre. Maria Conchita Alonso does some damage in her breakout role as Amber Mendez, while the rest of this movie is packed with a whole lot of 80’s nostalgia, including Jim Brown, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and Richard Dawson Richard Dawsoning all over this movie.

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The Recasting Couch Ep. 43: Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall

This week we go to Mars, bitches. That’s right. Mars with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Total Recall is the target of the pod, so get ready for an episode that is OUT OF THIS WORLD.

(Mike, I don’t like these new rules that I have to include a dad joke in the blog posts)

Set in the year 2084, this Phillip K. Dick inspired movie also stars Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox, Michael Ironside and Sharon Stone in hear breakout role. Director Paul Verhoven was so impressed with Stone’s ability to go from sweet to murderous psycho, and back again that he cast her in the starring role of his follow up film, Basic Instinct. Verhoven and Schwarzenegger almost crossed paths once before, with Arnold slated to play RoboCop. Due to various issues, he never made it into the film, but he was so impressed with the final product that he wanted to work with him on his next project, and that ended up being Total Recall. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 43: Total Recall (1990)”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 25: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator 2

Terminator 2: Judgement Day was one of the biggest blockbusters of my childhood. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger , Eddie Furlong, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick. Directed by James Cameron, this movie made ALL of the money, and it apparently had the largest opening box office weekend until dethroned by The Matrix Reloaded 22 years later. The rewatch itself was interesting. We had different takes watching it after all this time. I really enjoyed it, and thought it held up. Mike…not so much. We have a lot of fun with this one, so we run a bit long. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 25: Terminator 2: Judgement Day”