129 episodes

The world’s only podcast celebrating films where helicopters explode.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The world’s only podcast celebrating films where helicopters explode.

    Evasive Action

    Evasive Action

    “You wait – my travel agent is going to hear about this.” On this episode we take a look at EVASIVE ACTION (1998) a film which tries to recreate the magic of Con Air, but this time on a train. Jay Cluitt from the Con Air: The Podcast joins us to look at the uncanny and shameless similarity to the Nicholas Cage classic. We also examine the little known musical career of one of the film’s stars and, of course, the exploding helicopter action.Show notesEvasive Action (1998)Director: Jerry P JacobsCast: Dorian Harewood, Roy Scheider, Ray Wise, Sam Jones, Clint HowardPlot: A group of dangerous prisoners need to be transported to a new, maximum security, prison. Having witnessed the disastrous events of Con Air – when the authorities tried to transfer prisoners by plane – the criminals here are to be transported in a special rail carriage attached to a regular passenger train. But it soon becomes apparent that some of the prisoners have an escape plan.  Episode 129. Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Jay CluittTwitter: @ConAirPodTwitter: @LifeVsFilmWebsite: LifeVsFilm

    • 37 min
    Shadow Conspiracy

    Shadow Conspiracy

    “Did your date lose the handcuff key?”On this episode we don our tin foil hats to review the conspiracy thriller SHADOW CONSPIRACY (1997).We’re joined by Nick Rehak to discuss conspicuous hitmen, the cinematic significance of basketball, and Stephen Lang’s hair through the ages. Oh, and we also talk about an exploding helicopter that one of our hosts declares the best they’ve even seen! Show notesDirector: George P CosmatosCast: Charlie Sheen, Linda Hamilton, Donald Sutherland, Sam Waterston, Ben Gazarra, Gore Vidal, Stephen LangPlot: Bishop, trusted advisor to the president, has shots fired at him when Pachenko comes to him about a traitor in highest level of government. He gets away from the cold blooded assassin twice. Will he find the traitor before getting killed?Episode 128.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Nick RehakTwitter: @TheRehakWebsite: Rehak Radio

    • 38 min
    Godzilla (2014)

    Godzilla (2014)

    “They call him GORR-Z-YAH!” After punishing ourselves by reviewing Roland Emmerich’s 1998 version, we turn our attentions to the Gareth Edwards helmed reboot, remake, re-quel GODZILLA (2014).Big G superfan joins us to discuss how this version honours/besmirches (delete as appropriate) the monster series traditions. And we of course look at the exploding helicopter action. Or, in this case, the exploding helicopter chain reaction. Show notesDirector Gareth EdwardsCast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Ken WatanabePlot: Ford Brody - a Navy bomb expert - has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon - both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla - rises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity.  Episode 127.

    • 33 min
    Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down

    “It’s all in the grind Sizemore.” On this show we’re taking a look at Ridley Scott’s war epic BLACK HAWN DOWN (2001). As the events the film depict fade from memory, how does it play today? What point was the film trying to make? And how in the hell has Ridley Scott only ever made one film with exploding helicopter. We ask many questions on this show, but do we have any answers? Listen now and find out. Show notesDirector: Ridley ScottCast: Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Josh Hartnett, Sam Shepherd, Tom SizemorePlot: US soldiers are dropped into Mogadishu in October 1993 to capture the lieutenants of a renegade warlord, but find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.Episode 126.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Nick RehakTwitter: @TheRehakWebsite: Rehak Radio

    • 37 min
    Firepower (1979)

    Firepower (1979)

    “What’s going on here? I’m lost.”On this show we review Michael Winner’s FIREPOWER (1979). A film where the plot is almost as bonkers as the cast. We’re joined by Nick Rehak to try and work out what on earth is going on and discuss the exploding helicopter action.Show notesFirepower (1979)Directed by: Michael WinnerCast: James Coburn, Sophia Loren, OJ Simpson, Vincent Gardenia, Eli Wallach, Jake La Motta, Victor MaturePlot: A retired hitman is hired by the F.B.I. to track down a powerful and reclusive businessman who is suspected of murder. Episode: 125Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Nick RehakTwitter: @TheRehakWebsite: Rehak Radio

    • 37 min
    High Ice

    High Ice

    “Never blame a mountain for what it does.” On this episode we take a look at one of the last films of the Seventies disaster movie cycle, the rock climbing catastrophe HIGH ICE (1980).Joining us to discuss the film is disaster movie enthusiast Fred Andersson from Schmollywood Babylon. We marvel at the film’s tremendous antagonist, its annoying kid, and the most undignified death in disaster movie history. And, of course, the exploding helicopter action.Show notesHigh Ice (1980)Director: Eugene S JonesPlot: A park ranger clashes with an egotistical army officer over how to handle a rescue operation to save three rock climbers stranded on a mountain ledge. Cast: David Janssen, Tony Musante, Dorian Harewood.Episode 124.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Fred AnderssonTwitter: @homosatanisInstagram: Schmollywood Babylon

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Brokeback Duncan ,

Wonderful Podcast

I need to see myself represented, if a film doesn’t have an Exploding Helicopter I won’t watch it.

wDazzz ,

Fantastic

Always the first thing I listen to when it pops up in my feed.

fantana275 ,

Great theme, works well

For what is a very niche angle on films (those featuring an exploding helicopter), the pod has a good look at the rest of each film, with a keen host and usually with Dara or other guests. Nice to get the odd mini episode as well.

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