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After helping him get out of his previous contract (and some messy business with some Triads) Jackie Chan owed martial arts superstar Jimmy Wang Yu some big favors, and he started paying up by appearing briefly in the truly bizarre 1983 action/comedy FANTASY MISSION FORCE. Despite a plot structure that (loosely) copies The Dirty Dozen, FANTASY MISSION FORCE throws in amazons, Nazis, vampires, ghosts, Brigitte Lin, musical numbers, Mad Max-style cars and lots and lots of explosions. There’s even a few kung fu fights for good measure, It’s far from boring, but is it any good? Let’s find out!

Read Thorsten Boose’s article Ninjas & Fighting Fists: Sonny Chiba and Jackie Chan together in one film? right here

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We’re getting WILD IN THE STREETS with Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1983 action film LE MARGINAL (aka THE OUTSIDER)! Featuring Belmondo as Commissioner Philippe Jordan, a tough as nails cop who – wait for it – plays by his own rules, and those rules involve running through traffic, jumping out of helicopters, and just straight up murdering dudes with his car! It’s good, clean, semi-fascistic fun and our hosts feel a bit guilty about how much fun it is. Oh well! Enjoy!

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This is a Cinema Smorgasbord first! An episode of Praising Kane where one host NEVER FOUND HER in the film! Admittedly, tracking down Carol Kane in CAN SHE BAKE A CHERRY PIE? is a bit of a feat, especially when she’s competing with the talents of Karen Black and Michael Emil at the core of Henry Jaglom’s odd 1983 romantic comedy. Somehow she’s in it less than both Larry David (who has a memorable scene) and ORSON WELLES, who appears on a television screen in some old footage. What did our hosts make of the film? I GUESS YOU’LL HAVE TO LISTEN AND FIND OUT. Bonus: All the latest Carol Kane news!

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On this jam-packed episode of Praising Kane, our chronological look at the career of Carol Kane continues, starting with brief discussions about a mid-70s Dr. Pepper commercial, as well an early 80s adaptation of Irwin Shaw’s The Girls in Their Summer Dresses featuring both Carol Kane and Jeff Bridges! After the break we turn our attention to the surprisingly star-studded drama AN INVASION OF PRIVACY from 1983 featuring Valerie Harper, Richard Masur, Jerry Orbach, Jeff Daniels, Sarah Michelle Gellar (in her screen debut) and – of course – Carol Kane! Some darker subject matter, but a unique episode. Check it out!

Note that An Invasion of Privacy deals with sexual assault, and while our hosts have aspired to treat the material with the seriousness it deserves, there’s always the possibility that language used or situations described could be triggering. We have tried to give a similar warning in the episode proper, but if discussions on this topic are upsetting, this might be an episode to skip.

You can watch the Dr. Pepper commercial featuring Carol Kane right here:

You can also watch the adaptation of The Girls in Their Summer Dresses here:

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On a very uncomfortable new episode of PRAISING KANE – the world’s finest chronological Carol Kane podcast – we look at the incredibly bad taste Australian comedy NORMAN LOVES ROSE from 1982, featuring a young boy’s fascination with his sister-in-law evolving into a sexual relationship that ends up with her pregnant. Yeah, it’s bad. We also chat about all the latest Carol Kane news (Star Trek! Taxi!) and question our life choices. CHECK IT OUT!

You can watch NORMAN LOVES ROSE on YouTube right now if you want. I mean… it’s a free country.

And check out Chris Sarandon’s web show Cooking By Heart with special guest Carol Kane right here:

 

 

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On this episode of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we’re joined by Junk Filter Podcast host (and Twitter provocateur) Jesse Hawken to discuss Alan Arkush’s long-unavailable concert-movie comedy GET CRAZY from 1983! It’s a wild film, with performances from Malcolm McDowell (as an aging rock star), Daniel Stern, Lou Reed(!), Lee Ving, Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel.. and plenty more! We also discuss our favorite Rock and Roll movies, Alan Arkush’s career, why the film was buried and all things DICK MILLER. Check it out!

Check out Jesse Hawken on Twitter @JesseHawken, and be sure to check out his wonderful Junk Filter Podcast, and don’t forget to support it on Patreon!