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On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re checking out a rare mid-80s George Kennedy commercial for York Heating and Cooling as well as Rupert Wyatt’s 2014 remake of the James Toback-written THE GAMBLER, which features the final role of George Kennedy! We discuss Mark Wahlberg’s attractiveness, the joys(?) of gambling, whether we would rather have a stereo system or black & white television and SO MUCH MORE! You gotta check it out, you just gotta!

 

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On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY CO-PILOT our merry trio is diving into the fiery drama TICK, TICK, TICK from 1970 starring Jim Brown, Fredric March, Clifton James and – of course – George Kennedy! Brown stars as the newly elected Sheriff of a very, very racist southern county, while Kennedy is the now ex-Sheriff who is semi-committed to keeping him alive. Spoiler: it’s not easy! Before that we discuss another George Kennedy commercial (for California-based tech company TOTLCOM), and try our darndest to make it interesting (did we succeed? listen and find out!)

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We’re getting heist-y on a brand new episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT with Michael Cimino’s terrific buddy crime comedy THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT from 1974! Clint Eastwood and a (shockingly handsome) Jeff Bridges grow a friendship over their shared love of women and thievery, with Geoffrey Lewis and – wait for it – George Kennedy on their tails, until the crew get together to plan a big ol’ robbery and run off into the sunset. We chat about Jeff Bridges’ ice cream technique, Conan O’Brien, Dub Taylor, Preacher Eastwood and SO MUCH MORE. Check it out!

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LISTEN UP, MULLETHEADS! On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re finally covering the film that nabbed George Kennedy his Oscar: it’s 1967’s COOL HAND LUKE! Featuring a slew of recognizable faces (Strother Martin! Dennis Hopper! Harry Dean Stanton! Joe Don Baker!), an unforgettable lead performance from Paul Newman and a great Lalo Schifrin score, it’s a key anti-hero film of the late 60s that helped launch the New Hollywood movement. But this episode is mostly about doing the most outrageous George Kennedy impressions possible. We also listen to George’s Oscar speech, so you know you’re in for a good time. LISTEN!

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On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re getting spoofy with 1988’s THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD, starring Leslie Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin, who is trying to uncover a plot to assassinate the Queen. It’s a big-screen adaptation of the short-lived TV show from the creators of AIRPLANE! and TOP SECRET!, and BOY our hosts have differing opinions on its quality. We also go in-depth on the classic 70s game show MATCH GAME, and check out George Kennedy’s first appearance on it. It’s chock full o’ nuts, so check it out!

Check out episode 666 of Match Game featuring George Kennedy!

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Phillip Hammer (John Stockwell) and Marlowe Chandler (Michael Dudikoff) are a couple of goofs who find themselves wandering a strange new post-apocalyptic world after spending 15 years in a bomb shelter in Albert Pyun’s wild, new wave-y action comedy RADIOACTIVE DREAMS!  Featuring a pounding soundtrack, lizard people, swearing kids, and – of course – the great George Kennedy, it’s our main topic on this episode of George Kennedy is my Copilot which also features digressions on what celebs we might be friends with, Sinex nasal spray, the untimely death of Gilbert Gottfried and SO MUCH MORE. Check it out!

And be sure to pick up a copy of Radioactive Dreams: The Cinema of Albert Pyun by Justin Decloux over at the Golden Ninja Video website!


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On this pulse pounding episode of George Kennedy is my Copilot we’re looking at the techno-thriller/Death Wish knockoff THE HUMAN FACTOR from 1975 featuring George Kennedy mowing down the left-wing terrorists who murdered his family. With a score by Ennio Morricone, a supermarket massacre, some top-notch wailing from GK and – of course – Shakidu, the movie really does have it all. But is it any good? Let’s find out!

Check out Sarah Jane on Twitter @FookThis, as well as the White Slaves of Chinatown YouTube page. And check out her writing over at the Austin Chronicle right here.

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On this very special 100th episode of Cinema Smorgasbord we kick off 2022 with the wonderful Sarah Jane to look at another George Kennedy classic on GEORGE KENNEDY IS OUR COPILOT. This time we’re looking at the mind-bending horror of Adam Simon’s BRAIN DEAD. Penned by the late Charles Beaumont, the film features both Bill Pullman AND Bill Paxton, with the former having to question his reality after an accident leaves him with potential brain damage! We also discuss the rise and fall of Breath Asure, celebrity pitchmen, face blindness and – of course – all things George Kennedy. CHECK IT OUT!


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On this premiere episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re diving into one of George Kennedy’s most iconic roles: chief mechanic Joseph “Joe” Patroni, from the legendary 1970 disaster film AIRPORT! We’re going to talk about the movie, its legacy, George Kennedy’s performance and why the hell anyone would create a George Kennedy-themed podcast.

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