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Elliott: On tonight's show, we watched Drive Angry with Nicolas Cage.
Dan: No, we watched Drive Hard with John Cusack.
Stuart: It was a white line nightmare!

Official Show Notes[]

"Take two faded stars, put them in an Aussie C-picture, and encourage them to improvise wildly, and what do you get? The oddly compelling Drive Hard. Meanwhile Elliott improves various movies by adding a little vitamin C(age), Dan reveals what the H.P. in H.P. Lovecraft stands for, and Stuart almost gets Billy Joel lyrics right."

Movie Summary[]


A driving instructor who used to race autos is forced to drive a getaway car for a thief who plans to steal $9 million.


Final Judgments[]

  • Between good-bad and movie he kinda liked (Dan) @ 49:44
  • Movie he kinda liked (Elliott) @50:19
  • Totally agrees with both of them (Stuart) @51:09

Episode Highlights[]


Movie Pitches[]


Elliott: We watched Drive Hard, which is perhaps the softest driving movie I've ever seen.
Dan: Yeah, Downy™ soft.
Elliott: As I said to Stuart while we were watching it, this is the—this is the warm bath of action movies.
Stuart: Mhm.
Elliott: It never wants to make you too thrilled, or too worried. Pretty easygoing.

Listener Mail[]

Mailbag Song[]



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  • Breaker Morant (1980) by Bruce Beresford (Elliott) @Time
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967) by Robert Aldrich (Dan) @Time
  • The Interview (1998) by Craig Monahan (Stuart) @Time
  • My Brilliant Career (1979) by Gillian Armstrong (Elliott) @Time

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