The Electric Horseman (1979) – Filmsack Show Notes

INTRO

Oh hi, this week’s movie is about a horse (a fricken’ horse) and his man. A horseman.

Why a horse movie you may ask? I’ll tell you why we watched this dumbass horse movie, because I made the mistake of revealing to my friends (and the Internet), my distrust for these muscle bound beasts of burden with brains the size of a human child’s brain. Brains by the way which horses  use to calculate how long they have to wait before they can stop pretending to be your friend and start kicking your ass into the ground!

Puny human! You have hoof holes for a face now. Let’s get ice cream! Look at me I’ve got the brain of a 5 years old with the body of a killer! I’m in your kitchen. (Neigh, Neigh) Unpredictable.

Anywho, I hope you enjoy my displeasure.

LINKS

The Electric Horseman (1979)

Directed by Sydney Pollack. With Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson. A rodeo star past his prime steal his company’s horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.

The Electric Horseman – Wikipedia

The Electric Horseman is a 1979 American western adventure- romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and directed by Sydney Pollack. The film is about a former rodeo champion who is hired by a cereal company to become its spokesperson, and then runs away on a $12 million electric-lit horse and costume he is given to promote it in Las Vegas.

 

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The Electric Horseman (1979) – Like every Willie Nelson cowboy song ever in one movie. Toast, Bacon…eggs…EGGS!

SHOW NOTES

Shhh…tranquil! Damnit Willie. You are gonna scare off the asshole horse.

That golfer looks like he took a shot to the nuts!

1969! Buckle Trophy. What were those made of?

My heroes have always been cowboys? How come?

Uh oh…broke the shoulder.

Now is the part of the song where we play weird instruments…and a harmonica.

Whose magazine rack is that.

Mustache…no mustache…stache…no stache

Ranch Breakfast…it’s full of cow shit.

Chicken Livers 79 cents!

Ahhh…he is like a byline now. Things went from Buckles to Bunk.

Sydney Pollack!

Like pushing boots on a drunk rodeo star…

My silky shirt is pinching my man chest.

Our HalfTime Theme of Champions of the world…or “look what we dug up.”

Ohh…the horse is electric!

Hey kids! Do you like cereal? I have cereal! and booze! Mostly booze.

On the ground again.

Momma don’t let your babies grow up to be drunk cowboys.

Ranch Breakfast makes you explode with energy. Toast, Bacon, Eggs and More Toast and Bacon and Meatloaf and Olives…oh and my nuts.

Kind of creepy…riding Sonny Steele ride on with kids. I can ride my own horse old man.

Ampco does everything.

We need some Michelob

Nothing worse than little Venus.+

Willie Nelson, you can’t sing your song you sing in real life as a character in a movie! Breaking me.

What the hell…how am I down on the field when I am right here…how drunk am i right now?

You just got replaced by a stand in.

Butt Broderick?

Indians make watchbands?

Is this movie all cowboy songs by Willie Nelson? No wonder they hired him. Probably got a hell of a deal on the music.

What’s that horse doing here in the parking lot?

Tequila Factory?

Foggy Taints wife?

Don’t tell no jokes and don’t lift no skirts.

5 Times rodeo champ…now selling cereal.

A little bute.

Your horse is stoned…and I’m drunk. We could party.

“Ain’t that right Rising Star!”

This weird ass Cowboy Con.

“The mean question lady.”

Elevating our anti-hero by introducing an even eviler guy(s)

Come on. I was just kidding. I don’t want a divorce.

Signing divorce papers in a bar in Vegas. Happens every five minute.

uh. Disco Magic! Listen to the funky sound….what…no Willie Nelson?

Stone Cold Sober.

If the horse was hurt. Wouldn’t it have been more humane to just shoot the horse. Instead of riding it through the Casino and then down the streets of Vegas.

People cheer for any weird shit riding through Vegas…”yeah…this is normal!” Cheer!

Hi, I’m Willie Nelson. I sing about horses and cowboys.

Just temporarily sterile. It goes away.

One Drunken Cowboy can take down a corporation.

Ampco primary concern is the health of the horse?

Investigative reporter.  Let’s check the tape.

This Cowboy can’t stop stealing stuff!? Or did he borrow from Gus?

Horse in an RV making meth. Breaking Cowboy

What kind of horse voodoo is he working.

Gus is an odd bird.

“I work for television.” The whole damn thing?

That is a big bag of something she is sitting on.

This movie has some really hard cuts. One minute she is sitting on a giant bag of something talking to Gus during the day. The next minute she is getting punched in the face at night?

When cats sneak up on Robert Redford he punches them in the face. He likes horses.

You want information? It’s 1979. Go to the library.

12 Million dollar horse

Welcome to my cowboy sauna. It’s dark and full of beans.

Captured horse thief ain’t no story.

Watching some Mr. Magoo

This movie should be titled “I’m calling your bluff.” Cutting tires. Walking out.

He’s not a mean drunk! He’s just a drunk. How dare you defame my anti-hero!

Pinball Sheriff

hehe…do people still get off on dirty phone calls?

Since when does a corporation track someone like the FBI?

Damn she brought all the gear. Typical woman trope…high heels in the nature.

They would have the horse wearing short pants and smoking cigars.

Why is Redford so worried about the horse being sterile.

I like how he gave her the best speech ever before the camera was rolling. Then the worst speech ever while rolling.

Damn that woman! That’s why I left her…her and her big…

What is the letter? It’s got a stamp

Television must not pay a lot in 1979

KSOT.

RimRock Canyon in Utah.

A place that horses like; Rim Rock Canyon.

WHAT’S IN THE LETTER!

He’s a cereal cowboy.

Going to St. George…unless they moved the road.

There is a cop convention in town. A COP CONVENTION!

Ahh…the “I’m coming along” trope.

Harmonica musical

Using a cowboy hat to hide to hide when they are looking for a cowboy.

Seems reasonable. Horse can outrun cop cars and motorcycles…cause a horse has at least…1 horsepower.

Late 70s chase music was always funk…it literally sounds like every episode of C.H.I.P.S

Ok genius…you caught up with the guy on the horse on your motorcycle. Now what? Gonna bring him down?

Was it standard for cops to wear helmets in the cars during possible pursuit situations during the late 70s?

Gee I wonder if one of these cop cars will end up on top of the other cop car? bump… Well I’ll be damned.

She captured the part he didn’t know she was shooting.

Cowboys love open cans of beans. Just lay them around like decoration.

We are walking…with our feet.

No way can you eat that many beans and expect to make out city folk.

Gawd I want to be GUS. “I’m in the kitchen!” “My Wild Blue Yonder! I bought it in Elko!”

Wilfred good guy.

Sonny Steele. NORMAN!

Oh please tell me Randy is going to sing the National Anthem!

That poor horse. That poor mean horse.

My name is Alice. Alice and Norman.

Poor Diana Ross. Here name is all over this movie. Never seen her once. She’s the Chick in the bucket.

That kiss tastes like pills and beans.

Morning? Where did you get cheese?

Norman get the “getting up medal.”

Trope. Lady Luggage. Time to lighted the load.

Treating each other like children. It’s how relationships work.

You can name anything…anything…like they did with their names.

Get on this horse lady!

Caller…turn down your radio

“Is this Russian?” I think he may be illiterate. Is that what we are implying.

People love rebel cereal. Even though the profits go to the company.

Mom gone to get Butane Louise.

Ask a kid how much to make a call. “One Dollar!”

If that kid can read her note then my theory that Norman is illiterate may have merit. I guess he could have vision troubles…but he had trouble seeing at all in her prescription glasses. But…wait…he read the script earlier in the movie. Maybe he just has a little vision problem…or maybe he is crazy.

A 3 day trip.

You bastard! You lied to me!

You sent that sterile race horse out to fight the mares! Foool!

ahh…look…they are coming to great him. Nope!

Wait…is he coming or is he going…how many horses am I looking at right now!

Alright! A slow version of a cowboy song.

A donut with a candle in it? That is something for the road?

Haha…she ain’t got no bags bus man.

Ampco needs a new logo? Cause it was a horse. What they got now?

I’m just a cowboy in a modern world.

 

Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) – Filmsack Show Notes

INTRO

Oh hi! Patrick Dempsey “No Talent” Agency circa late 80s, how may I destroy your childhood memories today?

oh, you say you have a role for a sex crazed high school senior or college freshman who is kind of dorky but the ladies find him dreamy despite his low social status and penchant for low paying jobs like mowing lawns and delivering pizza?

Yeah we got those here. We got a whole shit can of those here. We shave them once a day and anything below the eyebrows gets a waxing. The ladies love it! Young and old.

Well here is as an inappropriate time as any to talk about money. Dempsey is going to need somewhere between .35 cents and 200 dollars for his services. You can pay that in cash or hats.

While, money can’t buy you love, hats can buy you a Dempsey.

Yes we take Neiman Marcus and Sam Goody’s. I mean it is the late 80s after all and Goody Got It.

Severe.

 

LINKS

Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

Directed by Steve Rash. With Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary. A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Can’t Buy Me Love (film) – Wikipedia

Can’t Buy Me Love is a 1987 American teen romantic comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month.

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Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) – Like take a look at my forehead, do you see a sign on my head that says “good 80s movie?” High 5’s & woos follow.

SHOW NOTES

Funky late 80s music. Check. Oh…now it’s that other song.

Arizona! Who has grass in Arizona?

Nice Safari Hat.

Is that a Snapper? Yep.

Who applauds a grass cutting? These guys.

White Rabbit with girls in it. Yuck.

Is it hot or is it cold? We got jackets and cut off shirts.

Cindy…only the Neiman Marcus card.

Mother…get serious. Be more like the Miller boy?

Seriously…how do you make money cutting grass in Arizona?

Who crimped that girls hair…they crimped the hell out of it.

Soo goood. I miss the hydro massage…thanks Stocky Jones.

Outrageous!

Number 10…The kid had on a number 10 shirt as well.

Taking some sweet jumps on my huffy.

What is up with his hat choices. Safari Hat. Now a French beret.

Better accelerate.

The cool Clique. (sp)

Cards is for retards? Can’t say that now.

Want to be popular…get a Ferrari…and a chic

Tic-Tac Tile Dad.

Rock is all class.

I said no. not my suede outfit.

Where are the fat kids in this movie?

Ronald…not at the table please. Jerking off to your science mag

1500 dollars (331 miles of grass 4.54 mile) – 1502.74 (286 Lawns)

Preschool Jam Session at Julies

Cards with the tards. Cards Chips Dips and Dorks.

That is Severe Suede. Fine leather from Des Moines

Who high-fives with wine? This guy.  (it was ripple.)

You can’t return a Ripple stained outfit.

Do not do it. Do not give that girl $1000 dollars…RENT HER!

If you are paying cash for a suede outfit…you can get a better deal than $1000

For a month. Average month is 30 days.

Now come on Donald. Ronald.

No sleeves and a popped collar. (Dick with ears.)

Go Badgers. Go Honey Badgers.

Home Economics. Can you wear no shirt with an apron?

Take a look at my forehead…do you see a sign on my head that says “information?” – That deserved a high five and a woo.

All these kids do is eat. How are there no fat kids!

I’m living in a box…a cardboard box….I’m writing a song…about a box

now let’s switch up to Secret Agent man. They must have gotten a deal on old songs.

Don’t be taking up for Bobby.

What is he drinking.

Look at those classic Doritos and coke! and sprite

Ronnie likes to cut grass and wash cars and look at stars and rent cheerleaders by the month.

Are all teenagers in movies hairless? I feel like we were a lot hairier in my hometown.

She shared her poetry with Ronnie. He is friend-zoned.

If she can charge so much on her mom’s card why did she take Ronald’s money. Couldn’t she just have bought another suede suit on her mom’s card and pretended like it was something else.

The Airplane Graveyard.

ahhh…he was born the day they landed on the moon.

Man. We do not live on the moon.

Well Ronnie ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

Chucky get’s all the Ricky gas in the face. No wonder he is so stunted.

Now he is getting all the ladies.

Well that ain’t Dick Clark. African Ant Eater Ritual? Not at the Columbus Day Dance.

I never went to a high school dance that booked the latest hottest band.

Cindy is trying to hook up with more nerds. Once you go nerd you can never go “herd.”

Wait…is he doing the African Ant Eater Ritual or the special Ed.

This is the part where I thrust my boobs at you.

I can’t help but to think Ronnie is splashing everybody with hair gel.

Everything is Severe in this movie

“Only one other titty quite this pretty?”  How long is too long to wait for some tit?

Time to nut up. Time to shitbomb your old friends house with your new chums.

Cindy is trying. Now she is vodka.

Quint is the worst

Time to walk the house of sex rooms.

Uh oh…Bobby is home.

Bobby thinks Ronnie makes .35 cents an hour.

oh man. Cindy really laid down the shame.

The worst waist of 1000 dollars.

Rep score from 10 to 0

It’s Tucson, Arizona. Why is he Wonderful Life Walking like it’s cold.

Even his lunch is in a bag on a tray. Bag tray. Tray bag

Ahh…Video Games. Much less complicated than the social order of high school.

He wore his geek clothes to the arcade then wore his cool kid clothes to see Cindy.

Once month of detention for going into the ladies room. That is severe.

Chucky Miller is wearing a bloom county shirt.

I spy with my 80s eye. A jolt cola!

I get it. Very big in bathrooms.

Ronald McDonald Miller Scam.

“Remember when we were in the 5th grade.” moment.

Slow clap. Nerds. Jocks…living together.

This year it is a cowboy hat.

It’s his Grass cutting shirt “You Are Here”

The Haves and Haves Nots.

Donald!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firefox (1982)

INTRO:

Oh Hi, This week’s film may hit a little too close to home. What with us on the verge of Cold War II but I’ll try to get through this with little to no seizures or joy…

Speaking of getting hit. What does it take to get punched in this movie?

Take Eastwood’s cigar. Death by face beating.

Play pocket pool while fondling Eastwood’s papers….Face punching to the death.

Russian pilot flipping on a light switch. That’s a face beating with a side of “hold the death.”

“Your papers are not in order.”

LINKS:

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083943

WIKI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_(film)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0S7uE7l_oA

Video Game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_(video_game)

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Firefox (1982) – Like acting & directing your own 21 Million dollar project & blowing the entire budget on “not so special” effects & bad borscht

SHOW NOTES:

Simple title card. Firefox…left…serif

all the material that was ever made for gray sweatpants was made in 1975 or should I say it was discovered in some cave in South America.

Sweatpant Suit…only accessory…white towel…shoved into collar

Suddenly a Hairy (Harry) Eastwood appears

Trope: The ole reclusive military/special/govt agent who has removed himself from battle is located by army helicopter.

Alaska

Them running shoes is loud. Like somebody on a sound stage

Run forrest! Run! Through the Forrest.

Blow up the bridge!

Are those refuel rods in the front of those copters? They always make me think of some kind of insect sucker.

Time for some Napalm flashbacks!

Fire…fire..

His memories are grainy at best.

He was pretty old for a pilot in Nam right?

So his entire flashback was the time he got shot down and almost carried away and almost killed that poor kid…or did they napalm their rescue?

His POW Files. He was carried across a river in a bamboo cage.

Know what is a bad idea? Surprising a dude who is having flashbacks.

What a couple of pilot jerks…let up your shades

Firefox-pilots

Now we will have a British guy explain what is going on.

A Mach (mack) 5

at 0400 hours on Thursday…

wait…it’s an invisible jet with weapons driven by the mind.

We need you major…to come back

POW…Mother is Russia(n)…and fits the suit and has seizures (freezes up)

We got 3 months to train you.

Fly a plane like the devil himself.

“You are stupid Buckles.”

You will be flying the most advanced war-craft in existence…as soon as you steal it.

“Look at that face. He has 5 pounds of heroin in it?”

Desperate times call for desperate plans.

London baby!

Your Suite Will Be Bugged. You are transporting heroin.

KGB is slow to awaken…but if you wake it up…bam!

Fake mustache grooming is the only grooming i do.

Here you go American Bond…this is your radio…don’t lose it…You afraid of being captured? Here…let me tell you a story of despair and desperation.

Gee…I wonder if the black box will come into play…since we just blew it off…then made it super important.

Nice glasses…did you beat up an old lady for those?

That was tense! They even took his radio apart! Wonder if he has a face full of Heroin.

Moscow Hotel…the only hotel in Moscow. Mockba Hotel…You don’t stay at Moscow Hotel. Moscow Hotel stays at you.

Loudest watch in all of Russia

There is always a Dmitri and Victor in Russia.

This guy has a big forehead

Russians do like their street cleaning machines….at least according to movies from the 80s based on the subject.

Back alley cat in Russia is back alley cat in Russia

Trope: Silly couple walking in the dark. They are always interrupting my Cloak and Daggers.

I didn’t realize vaping was so popular during the 80s

“Never smoke another man’s cigar….get beat with a stick.

A quick sprint and wardrobe change later…and you are staying at the Waldorf

No…No…I got the squirts. No…

“Your Papers are not in order.”

Also, don’t touch Eastwood’s Papers….or get beat with a stick.

Nocturnal Sight Seeing Of Our City

They got KGB for everyone!

“Do you know how to use this? Good…don ‘t use it.”

The KGB is mighty polite

Moscow is curious.

Don’t insult me with your words! Now get out!

Apparently, you can’t beat it out of him. Unless you mean the life. “I didn’t kill him…you pressed me!” Maybe he is dead

That computer was pretty quick on the photo comparison.

We are going to use fire to destroy the Firefox.

Things have gone wrong. So our plan has changed from steal the Firefox to steal the backup Firefox.

“Big ears” are listening

ha! You must think in Russian!

Walk like an American! Talk like an American! Think like a Russian.

Don’t touch Eastwood’s light switch….that’s a beating and slapping….ahhh helll..just a beating

Where did I see him?

Trope: Search parameters. Search every obscure location.

I completed the work 2 hours ago…I’ve just been stalling (Stalin)

Who me? In the pilot suit? nothing.

He’s not going to make it…he made it

Perfect timing…not only did you lose the top secret jet. Your have a high level audience.

Dying in a hanger next to your dead wife…gets to see the American save the day

Dying on a hillside….gets to see the American save the day.

Supposed to be saving fuel…decides to “open it up”

Glad they established the “Black Box” to explain why he is explaining everything while flying…cause he can’t talk to ground control.

Contact Mother 1.

This is his second time seeing “what this baby can do.”

He tired them rockets out. They were like…nope…quiting.

CCCP orange is the new Russian

He’s coming in an awful hurry. He must really know what he is doing…OR HE’S A MORON!

Commence operation “Harmless”

The Russian’s are falling apart. Press Secretary PR nightmare is interfering

Orange balloons! Who’s having the party?

Cliffy…can you steam me a runway?

What you doing? I can’t talk to them. I’m out taking temperature readings or something.

Wave Stewart…Duh…Waaaave

You must think in Russian. Use the force Clint.

FireFox Russian Prime sooked.

A Russian Screaming aaaand roll credits.

Let’s see what these credits can do.

Music was weird

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comics Coast To Coast : Brian Fies

Recently, I had the chance to talk to Brian Fies of the webcomic/graphic novel Mom's Cancer on the weekly podcast Comics Coast To Coast.

Brian Fies is not only a great artists he also has the writing skills to back it up. We talked in depth about Mom's Cancer as a webcomic as well as an experience in Brian's life and how he handled writing such a personal story and still being able to bring out the humor even in such a serious situation.

During the second half of the podcast we talked about his other graphic novel "Whatever Happened To The World of Tomorrow." Overall, I had a great time. So worth a listen. 

Comics Coast To Coast: Episode 89