Exploding Helicopter

Exploding Helicopter

Exploding Helicopter
The world’s only podcast celebrating films where helicopters explode.
Episode 148: When Eight Bells Toll
"You're not going to kill anyone else are you?"On this episode we're looking at the film that attempted to turn Sir Anthony Hopkins into the next James Bond, WHEN EIGHT BELLS TOLL (1971).To see if we should award Old Tony a license to thrill is Richard Kirkham from the cryptically titled Kirkham A Movie A Day.Episode 148.NB - Unfortunately, this episode suffers from some audio issues. Hopefully, they're not too distracting. 
Jul 1
34 min
Episode 147: Chuck Steel: Night Of The Trampires
“Fifty bucks and the monkey can watch”On this show we’re taking a look an animated film that celebrates the Eighties maverick cop genre, CHUCK STEEL: NIGHT OF THE TRAMPIRES (2018).Our guest on this episode is a podcaster on the edge, a maverick broadcaster who plays by his own rules, is Matt Poirier from the DTV Connoisseur.Episode 147Twitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopter
Jun 1
37 min
Episode 146: Uncommon Valor
“Most human problems can be solved with an appropriate charge of high explosive”During the 1980s, it seemed as if Hollywood sent every one of its action stars on unsanctioned missions to Vietnam to rescue American POWs. But before Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone got in on the MIA rescuing act, it was the more unlikely figure of Gene Hackman who first went in to get ‘our boys’ back. So, on this show, we’re looking at the film that kicked off an entire sub-genre of the Eighties Namsploitation movie boom, UNCOMMON VALOR (1983).We’re joined by Todd Liebenow from the Forgotten Filmcast to discuss Nam movie tropes, the film’s wildly eclectic cast, and whether America got to win this time.Show notesDirector:  Ted KotcheffCast: Gene Hackan, Patrick Swayze, Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb, Fred Ward, Reb Brown, Robert Stack, Tim Thomerson, Harold SylvesterPlot: Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.Episode 146.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopter
May 1
42 min
Episode 145: Where Eagles Dare
“Strange... I seem to remember... that the cathedral was on the other side of the square.”On this episode of Exploding Cable Car we take a look at the classic war epic WHERE EAGLES DARE (1968).We discuss inept interrogation tactics, Richard Burton’s bad mood, and all the explosive cable transportation action.Episode 145.
Apr 1
36 min
Episode 144: Pathaan
“It’s time to befriend the devil.”On this episode we return to the world of Bollywood to look at Shah Rukh Khan’s action blockbuster PATHAAN (2023). We fire up the wind machine so Asim Burney from the Khandaan podcast can make a suitably dramatic return to the show. We discuss screen bromances, scandalous bikinis, and whether it’s not too late for us to get a sculpted six pack. Episode 144. Show notesDirector: Siddharth AnandCast: Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan, Dimple KapadiaPlot: An Indian agent races against a doomsday clock as a ruthless mercenary, with a bitter vendetta, mounts an apocalyptic attack against the country.Follow Asim BurneyAsim Burney Twitter/XKhandaan – A Bollywood Podcast Twitter/XKhandaan – A Bollywood Podcast YouTubeKhandaan - A Bollywood Podcast iTunes
Mar 1
44 min
Episode 143: The Wolf's Call
“Gentlemen – cancel your turkey orders.” On this show we rig for silent running and plunge below crush depth to review the French submarine thriller The Wolf’s Call (2019).Show notesThe Wolf’s Call (2019)Director: Antonin BaudryCast: Francois Civil, Omar Sy, Reda KatebPlot: In the near future, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis situation.
Feb 1
37 min
Episode 142: The Gauntlet
“You wouldn’t hit a lady would ya?”Over a near 20-year period Clint Eastwood was one of the most popular box office stars in American cinema. On this episode we take a look at a film from Old Squint’s commercial pomp, THE GAUNTLET (1977).We take a look at a film that appears to be just another run of the mill cop thriller from the Man With No Name, but under the surface turns out to be peculiarly odd.Episode 142.
Jan 1
36 min
Episode 141: Narrow Margin
“She was as easy to crack as a raw egg.”On this episode we take a look at one of the most important exploding helicopter scenes in film history. But before we do that, we discuss Narrow Margin (1990), Peter Hyams’ remake of a film noir classic.Film notesNarrow Margin (1990)Director: Peter HyamsCast: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, M Emmet Walsh, JT WalshPlot: A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney is sent to protect a woman who accidentally witnessed a Mafia murder.Episode 141.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopter
Dec 1, 2023
36 min
Episode 140: The Island
“Wow – that tongue thing is amazing.”On this episode we take a look at Michael Bay’s The Island (2005).We discuss how well the inventor of ‘Bayhem’ handles a film which attempts an exploration of philosophical and ethical questions whilst trying to figure out why we keep wanting to buy expensive consumer goods. Oh, and of course we take a look at the exploding helicopter action. Episode 140.
Nov 1, 2023
41 min
Episode 139: The Sentinel
“Have you received adequate training for your profession?”On this show we’re taking a look at the Michael Douglas noughties comeback THE SENTINEL (2006).After a three year absence from acting everyone’s favourite recovering sex addict returned to the big screen with presidential assassination conspiracy thriller. Did we suffer a fatal attraction for The Sentinel? Or did fail to satisfy our basic instinct? After that we take some time to consider the musical career Kiefer Sutherland. Lucky us…Episode 139. Show notesThe Sentinel (2006)Director: Clark JohnsonCast: Michael Douglas, Kim Basinger, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva LongoriaPlot: A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.
Oct 1, 2023
47 min
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