The follow-up to Top Gun, Days of Thunder couldn’t quite live up to the bar set by its predecessor, including on the soundtrack side as the main single from the movie, “Show Me Heaven” by Maria McKee, failed to chart in the US, although it was a pretty massive hit worldwide.
35 years before Denzel Washington faced off with John Travolta in the 2009 remake, the original 1974 classic The Taking of Pelham One Two Three featured Walter Matheau trying to outmaneuver Robert Shaw as a hostage situation on the subway grips New York City.
Although not quite as memorable as the music from the first movie, Bob Seger’s “Shakedown” from Beverly Hills Cop II is still a fun song that debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for a “Best Original Song” Oscar.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about the return of Arnold in The Last Stand, pay tribute to Tony Scott, the brilliance of God Bless America, Dolph Lundgren vs Cuba Gooding Jr, try to figure out why orphans are always getting into insane situations that require them to be rescued and much more.
Film fans were shocked and saddened to learn that director Tony Scott committed suicide late Sunday night. Scott directed some of our favorite movies of all time, including, of course, Top Gun but also Man on Fire, True Romance and Crimson Tide, just to name a few.