The B-Movie Podcast: Milius the Magnanimous – Red Dawn (1984)
Be warned this is a 90 minute podcast, not our usual 15 to 30 minute episode but with good reason. We’re talking Red Dawn!
John Milius is not just a B-Movie Icon… he’s a legend. Yes, a legend. The stories of the bigger than life writer/director/surfing/gun fanatic are things of myth. They wouldn’t be as big if his films weren’t as legendary. I honestly couldn’t just take on the task of talking about Red Dawn without bringing in some backup. So, with us to discuss this seminal war film of the 1980’s are two guys just like me who lived through it. The Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen to my C. Thomas Howell if you will… Logan Polk the Batman to my Robin on all things Batman ’66 joins us to discuss this legendary film!!! Buckle up because it’s a wild ride where we go all over the place. If you’re accustomed to Shakespeare’s Head our Batman ’66 podcast you know we’re all about the side tangents. I mean where else are you going to get two guys talk about Soul Man and how it ruined C. Thomas Howell’s career… right here that’s where.
Release Year: 1984
Director: John Milius
Writer(s): Kevin Reynolds, John Milius
Cast of Note: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Darren Dalton, Jennifer Grey, Brad Savage, Doug Toby, Powers Boothe, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O’Neal, William Smith, Vladek Sheybal