Sonny & Jed / Mister Scarface / American Nitro

Episode 014


Quentin & Roger get the sun in their eyes as they watch Sergio Corbucci’s chaotic, mud-soaked Sonny & Jed. After a brief discussion of Corbucci’s life and cinematic influence, they’ll get into what makes Corbucci’s villains unique, the skill of his camera operators, and Telly Savalas’ role in the film. This movie is the reason the West was called wild!

Next, in Fernando di Leo’s Mister Scarface, a mob loan collector hatches a plan to steal millions from Video Archives favorite Jack Palance. This is revenge, Italian style! Roger & Quentin talk sans spoilers about the movie, discussing the elaborate, strange and goofy action sequences. Finally, pulling into the finish line is the greatest funny car movie ever made, American Nitro! Featuring drivers like Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme and Shirley ‘Cha Cha’ Muldowney, this documentary puts rubber to the road with spectacular crashes and crazy cars.

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