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!
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!
All aboard the DEATH SHIP! On this episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re sailing the high seas with Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso and a boat possessed by NAZIS in the 1980 Canadian supernatural horror film DEATH SHIP! It’s full of propaganda-inspired freakouts, literal blood baths and George Kennedy yelling at people. We also chat about a series of Midas commercials from the early 80s featuring Lee Van Cleef, including one where he faces off against – you guessed it – George Kennedy. ENJOY!
Cinema Smorgasbord – George Kennedy is my Copilot – The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
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 spoof 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!
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!
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