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Ep. 023 – TFFP: One Crazy Summer (1986)

Ad - One Crazy Summer (1986)In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re going to have One Crazy Summer (1986) with John Cusack and Demi Moore. This “forgotten” comedy follows Hoops (Cusack), a struggling cartoonist as he travels to Nantucket for the summer with his best friend George (Joel Murray).

There he meets the beautiful Cassandra (Moore), a musician on her way to the island with hopes of saving her ailing grandfather’s home. Hoops also finds himself smack-dab in the middle of fight between the upper-crust, elitist snobs of the island and the blue-collar folks he befriends, including Clay and Egg Stork (Tom Villard and Bobcat Goldthwait) and Ack Ack (Curtis Armstrong).

We also provide some totally awesome movie recommendations with this week’s 6 Flix Picks: Movies Featuring Totally Awesome 80s Movie Montages.

So, check it out and let us know what you think! You can send your feedback to or leave a voice mail message at 206.203.0491.

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Next week we’re being retained in No Escape(1994), the final entry in our 2011 “Summer Movie series”.


8 comments for “Ep. 023 – TFFP: One Crazy Summer (1986)

  1. Peter Nielsen
    July 6, 2011 at 6:53 am

    As I was watching the trailer, I remembered snippets of this movie, but that’s about it really. Haven’t seen it since its release, but I think I liked it back then… It’s got John Cusack, Demi Moore and Curtis Armstrong in it, so what’s NOT to like, huh? But I do need to watch this again, just to see if it holds up.
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it and to hear your other 6 picks… πŸ™‚

  2. July 6, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hi Peter! Thanks man! I hope you enjoy it. I think we got a little punchy on this one. Okay, I got a lot punchy on this one. πŸ™‚

    • Peter Nielsen
      July 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

      Fisticuffs?? πŸ™‚

  3. Peter Nielsen
    July 7, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I tip my hat for you guys! Once again you’ve provided us with a great episode. You actually had me in tears at the end, both from laughing and from the awesomeness that is the 80’s montage… πŸ™‚
    As for montages in horror films… I’ve got one for you! It’s in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)as Nancy prepares traps for Freddy, when she’s getting ready for the final showdown.

    • July 27, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      I agree Peter! The Nancy prepping her home before the final showdown with Freddy is classic!

  4. July 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Peter, glad we were able to bring you to tears. πŸ™‚ I was laughing so hard I needed a potty break at the end.

    I love Nancy’s build up scene in Nightmare. Reminds me of the trap building montages from Predator or Home Alone. So many great 80s montages, so little time.

  5. July 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    As Peter said this was a VERY entertaining podcast. I think the movie is good but your podcast about it was even better. Whatever you guys did to prep for this one whether it was a lack of sleep, taking some good drugs or something else please consider doing it for future podcasts. This was a riot to listen to! πŸ™‚

    I’m also a BIG fan of ‘Better off Dead’ and I can’t wait to hear the two of you talk about it at some point.

    As far as 80s montages I thought one of you might include something from either Flashdance or Top Gun.

    • July 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      Kevin– I LOVE “Better Off Dead”! Truly one of my faves too. I’ll agree that both “Top Gun” and “Flashdance” are obvious choices. I’m sure if we tried (and not very hard at that) we could come up with a few dozen other “classic” 80s montages!

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