Quaid In Full
Quaid In Full
Sarah D Bunting
The Quaid In Full podcast rates, reviews, and ranks every single televisual work in which Dennis Quaid appears. This highly unscientific endeavor is hosted by Sarah D. Bunting and Jeb Lund, because they give a fox.
S03E04: Innerspace
Both your co-hosts saw Innerspace about a squillion times as kids; does it hold up? Is director Joe Dante secretly a master? Why wasn't the film marketed as a thriller for tweens and teens? Where do '80s movies' ideas about nightclubs come from? And will this 1987 film about a nanoscopic test pilot journeying through Martin Short to greater maturity bring you the highest Quaidosity rating yet? ...Before we answer these questions, we'll finally confront less than half a minute of The Dennissance, so tell the band from Overboard to play "Hail To The Squeef" and settle in for S03E04 of Quaid In Full. Overall score: 8 QQQ score: 8.5 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance? Roger Ebert's review Janet Maslin's review Hal Hinson's review
Nov 12
33 min
S03E03: The Big Easy
The Big Easy: where dancing is a way of life, allegedly -- and so, alas, is Epcot-Cajun exposition, sexist condescension to "uptight" ladies, and an ambient horniness that doesn't quite translate here in 2020. But it's not all bad, because Ned Beatty wears a crawdad hat, Jim Garrison plays himself, and we did NOT get recreationally upset about a podcast not our own. You'll love this episode like a pig loves corn; listen now! ("Onh honh honh honh honnnnh." Overall score: 2.25 QQQ score: 7.75 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should Vincent Canby, laboring under the impression that TBE was intended as a comedy Roger Ebert, also trying to have A Positive Day The Big Tee-Veasy
Nov 5
34 min
S03E02: Enemy Mine
Well, there's one excellent performance in Enemy Mine -- but it's not Dennis Quaid's, and it's not the script's. This clumsy Dennis Of Arabia In Space joint with the ending of A New Hope stapled onto the back sees DQ "overmatched in almost every way": lots of traipsing, LOTS of goo, a turgid voiceover, and...space-funeral processing. Grab a lint-anemone wig and have a listen! Overall score: 3.5 QQQ score: 2.5 SHOW NOTES Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should Janet Maslin's review
Oct 29
39 min
S03E01: Dreamscape
QIF returns for what is probably the ur-Quaidiest season in the line-up, and we kick off the mid-to-late-'80s portion of Dennis Quaid's c.v. with Dreamscape, featuring a roguish semi-retired clairvoyant's journey into political dream disinformation. ...Look, it was the Reagan era; nightmares looked different back then. But is this thriller actually thrilling? Or are we too easily distracted by Val Kilmer vehicles of the same era; the melancholy death of Norm; "well meaning" special effects; and saxophones posing as character traits? Slap some 'trodes on your forehead; it's Quaid In Full's season premiere. Overall score: 6 QQQ score: 6 SHOW NOTES If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should TV Guide's review The Times review Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page
Oct 22
37 min
S02E12: Bill On His Own
Bill manipulated us pretty effectively back in Episode 7 of this season; how well did the sequel do? This superfluous -- and anticlimactically un-Quaidish -- follow-up relies a great deal on how much viewers enjoy mid-'80s Helen Hunt; the harmonica; the redemption of some guy named Doug; and investigating early inspirations for the This Is Us killer crockpot. Join us for hot zoning action as we wrap up QIF's second season. Overall score: 4.5 QQQ score: 2 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should People's review The Times review "Giving Nat a little what-for"
Sep 10
30 min
S02E11: The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff launches our scoring into the stratosphere along with the Mercury 7, and our conversation orbits our late grandfathers, poppy-fields movies, witty takedowns of bureaucracy, Mrs. Grissom agonistes, flaming wienies, when critics willfully miss the point, and actors playing non-actors who are bad at acting. This is the best and the Quaidiest film we've contemplated yet, so supply your own helmets and have a listen. Overall score: 9 QQQ score: 9 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should Pauline Kael's review of The Right Stuff Vanity Fair's oral history of TRS
Sep 3
48 min
S02E10: Jaws 3D
Finally, one you've heard of! ...Unfortunately. 1983's third sequel to the classic Jaws features a mother/baby murder team, shark science a third-grader could debunk, dubious canoodling, the Texan-est Red Sox fan in film history, and 17 different arts-and-crafts dorsal fins, each shittier than the last. Why is Dennis Quaid hurling a golf-cart driver to the ground? Why are we talking about Celebration, FL? Should we have watched the movie with 3D glasses? Send a kid out for some SeaCorn(tm) and settle in for the latest Quaid In Full. Overall score: 3 QQQ score: 4.75 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should All the crappy reviews of Jaws 3D in one place Watch "the Zardoz of the sea" for yourselves
Aug 27
47 min
S02E09: Tough Enough
No, not the Fabulous T-Birds song -- it's a 1983 cornpone Rocky featuring Dennis Quaid's cartoonishly bad boxing, not nearly enough Pam Grier, and the rare Warren Oates character we wanted to see more of. Why didn't we see the Battling Burger Chefs? Was the late Wilford Brimley even old enough to order a beer in this joint? Is this a Quaidy outing for our hero, or is that just gas? And why the hell did the studio dump this on the same weekend as Return Of The Jedi? Turn off that Manson Family Zoom reunion and find out. Overall score: 4.5 QQQ score: 4.5 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should Watch Tough Enough for yourselves
Aug 20
33 min
S02E08: Johnny Belinda
Peevish social-services pinko John-Boy Walton befriends a young Deaf woman in Ruraltania...but doesn't fall in love with her until she's home-invaded by her rapist, Dennis Quaid, whose biological clock gets his head blown off. This was a TV movie, you guys. We couldn't find any contemporary reviews of it; we kept calling it Hannah Montana and Johnny Dangerously; we have a lot of questions about WHEN the movie thinks it is...but we weren't bored! Shove your other commitments off a railroad trestle, kick back with an L.A. Beer, and have a listen. Overall score: 6 QQQ score: 4.75 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should Watch Jackie Daytona -- er, Johnny Belinda for yourselves
Aug 13
46 min
S02E07: Bill
The 1981 TV movie that netted Mickey Rooney an Emmy AND a Globe, Bill is a lot better than we expected: not too much Afterschool Special speechifying about mainstreaming (the movie), and not too much cringing (us). But it's not perfect -- character development occurs in an evening, and is denoted by The Shawl-Collar Sweater Of Adulthood -- and we struggled to rate the Quaidiferousness of a film that had Dennis Quaid in every scene, doing decent work...but miscast. Failing to listen to the Dennissance, grumbling about the cop-wife trope, and fantasy-costuming the Chippenquaids are just a few of the toupees we perched on this episode, so listen now. Overall score: 6.25 QQQ score: 5 SHOW NOTES Want to help defray the costs of the pod, like getting a print of that Baretta episode made? Throw a few bucks in the hat at QIF's GoFundMe page! If we're not going to hear The Dennissance, one of y'all should Bill and the sequel on DVD The FB page for a documentary about the RL Bill Sackter
Aug 7
38 min
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