Episode 34 - 1989: Weekend at Bernie's and Wait... Did That Happen in '89?

In case you haven't heard it yet, Episode 34 has arrived. In it, we hop a ferry to Hampton Island to relive Weekend at Bernie's (Jonathan Silverman, Andrew McCarthy) in all its insanity. Plus, a 1989-themed trivia game that was well intentioned, but may be mildly infuriating. Check it out above, and scroll down for a few more links related to this episode...

The Weekend at Bernie's dance (Moving Like Berney)
Weekend at Bernie's trailer
Weekend at Bernie's - party goes from 0 to 60
Clint Malarchuk - 30 for 30 short 

Episode 33 - 1987: The Running Man / '87 Movie Trivia

 
 

Aaron Cohen and Dan Fleschner join Matt Stroup to revisit the nearly perfect (in some of our opinions) Arnold Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man (starring Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Richard Dawson / based on the novel by Richard Bachman aka Stephen King). We consider our favorite stalkers (RIP Subzero), our favorite quotes (10-year prison reunion, anyone?) and more. Plus, an action-packed round of '87 movie trivia -- with questions on Summer School, Roxanne and Adventures in Babysitting.

Some links related to this episode:

Song from the closing credits: Restless Heart by John Parr
Death of Subzero (including one very awesome low five)
"Hey light head, hey Christmas tree..."
"That boy's one mean motherf*cker"
Roxanne - tennis scene (I really admire your shoes)
Spaceballs - comb the desert



 

Episode 32 - 1999: American Pie (and American pie makers)

 

Mike Camerlengo and Zack Verhoff join Matt Stroup to relive the unforgettable experience of American Pie (Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Mena Suvari). We discuss the (possibly accidental) excellence of Oz, a highly underrated Jim, a very unethical webcam scene and more. Plus, a conversation with two owners of a real-life pie shop whose lives were forever altered by the film. Click below to listen:

 

Episode 31 - 1995: Get Shorty and Throwback Island III

 

Episode 31 has arrived. In it we break down the extremely durable Get Shorty (John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard). Plus, we salvage our top movies, TV shows and songs from 1995 as we're once again banished to Throwback Island. Click below to listen, and more on this episode / 1995 just after the media player...

 

Episodes 29 and 30: Who's Harry Crumb? and I, Robot

 

Click directly below for all the old school John Candy and future Will Smith you can handle. And scroll down for more on these two movies just below the media players...

 

More on Who's Harry Crumb? / 1989:
Who's Harry Crumb? - Trailer
Kool G Rap & Nas - Fast Life (champagne wishes and caviar dreams...)
The Tri Star horse 
The Morgan Creek intro

More on I, Robot / 2004: 
I, Robot - Trailer
I, Robot - Shia LaBoeuf's bizarre basketball pass to Will Smith (yup, this is in German which was all we could find, but at least it shows just how weird that pass was)
I, Robot - Sonny winks

 

Episode 28 - 1988: Bloodsport

 

Mike Camerlengo and Zack Verhoff join Matt Stroup for a visit to 1980's Hong Kong as we revisit the insanity that is Bloodsport (Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker). We break down the deadly fighting, the heart-warming camaraderie, the wonderfully absurd soundtrack (see above) and more. Plus, a visit from the two announcers who called the action at the Kumite -- and why they remain scarred to this day. Click below to listen, and more on the movie after the media player:

More on Bloodsport / 1988:

Bloodsport - On My Own Alone
Bloodsport - Fight to Survive
Bloodsport - Trailer

 

Episode 26 - 1987: The Lost Boys and the Guys from Contra

 

On Episode 26 of The Throwback ShowMike Camerlengo and Zack Verhoff join Matt Stroup to dissect The Lost Boys (Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Dianne Wiest, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim) in all its sweaty saxophoning glory. Plus, an unexpected visit from the two protagonists of the hit video game Contra, Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer and Lance "Scorpion" Bean. Click below to listen right here, and as always, much more on the movie and the year in question right after the media player...

More on The Lost Boys / 1987: 

The Lost Boys - Trailer
The Lost Boys - Vampire magic with Chinese takeout
The Lost Boys - Garlic Don't Work
The Lost Boys - Cry Little Sister
Echo and the Bunnymen - People Are Strange
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
The Monster Squad - Trailer
Know Your Parasites: Visceral Larva Migrans

 

Episode 25 - 1992: Sneakers (the Movie) and Return to Throwback Island

 

Aaron Cohen and Dan Fleschner join Matt Stroup to dissect the oft-overlooked but highly entertaining film Sneakers (starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd and River Phoenix, among others). Plus, we decide what from 1992 will go in our satchel when we leave for Throwback Island: a place where you're trapped for the rest of your life, but can only bring three things -- one movie, one TV show, and one song -- to entertain yourself. Choose wisely. Scroll down past the media player for more on this episode... 

 

Episode 24 - 1996: Independence Day and Friends: The One Where... What?

 
 

Mike Camerlengo (@MCamerlengo) and Zack Verhoff (@zakattacacacac) join Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) to tackle the behemoth that is Independence Day. We hit every topic we can possibly tolerate, including our best attempts to recreate President Whitmore's famous speech (above). Also on this episode: Zack breaks out his investigative reporter trench coat to discuss the recycling craze of the 1990's, and Mike debuts a new Friends-themed game entitled "The One Where... What?" Click below to listen, and scroll down for more on this episode / 1996 ...

Episode 23 - 2000: Memento and Throwback Island

 

Aaron Cohen and Dan Fleschner join Matt Stroup as we simultaneously attempt to decode the movie Memento (Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, dir. by Christopher Nolan), and pick up the pieces of our lives that we lost while doing so. Also on this episode: We decide what movies, music and TV shows from the year 2000 we should take with us to Throwback Island (hint: Creed, DMX and Curb Your Enthusiasm may be involved). You can listen to the episode right below these words, and more on 2000 / this episode just after the media player: 

 

Episode 22 - 1990: Tremors and the Nintendo World Championships

 

In Episode 22, Mike Camerlengo (@MCamerlengo) and Zack Verhoff (@zakattacacacac) join Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) to break down what is, without question, the best sand worm film of Kevin Bacon's career: Tremors. Also on this episode: Zack dons his investigative reporter helmet to discuss the connection between the Nintendo World Championships and the movie The Wizard (you can see see some of Zack's research in the form of an old Nintendo Power magazine above). Plus, Mike debuts a new game called Rocky 5 Guys. The episode is just below this paragraph, and as always, more from 1990 after the audio player:

 

Episode 21 - 1992: Patriot Games and Throwback Trivia

 

Aaron Cohen and Dan Fleschner join Matt Stroup for our first foray into the Harrison Ford archives, and an in-depth look at what is not his best movie: Patriot Games (starring James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Thora Birch and Sean Bean aka Ned Stark from Game of Thrones). Also on this episode: the first official edition of Throwback Show Trivia, which was enjoyable even if some of the questions (especially the Boyz II Men one) left a little something to be desired. You can listen to the episode directly below this paragraph, and more on 1992 after we drop this media player right here:

More from 1992:

Patriot Games - Jack Ryan foils the London kidnapping attempt
Patriot Games - the bar scene
Patriot Games - motorboat showdown
Game 6 of the 1992 World Series, in its entirety (if for some reason you have three and a half hours to spare)