The world’s only podcast celebrating films where helicopters explode.
The Wolf's Call
“Gentlemen – cancel your turkey orders.” On this show we rig for silent running and plunge below crush depth to review the French submarine thriller The Wolf’s Call (2019).Show notesThe Wolf’s Call (2019)Director: Antonin BaudryCast: Francois Civil, Omar Sy, Reda KatebPlot: In the near future, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis situation.
“You wouldn’t hit a lady would ya?”Over a near 20-year period Clint Eastwood was one of the most popular box office stars in American cinema. On this episode we take a look at a film from Old Squint’s commercial pomp, THE GAUNTLET (1977).We take a look at a film that appears to be just another run of the mill cop thriller from the Man With No Name, but under the surface turns out to be peculiarly odd.Episode 142.
“She was as easy to crack as a raw egg.”On this episode we take a look at one of the most important exploding helicopter scenes in film history. But before we do that, we discuss Narrow Margin (1990), Peter Hyams’ remake of a film noir classic.Film notesNarrow Margin (1990)Director: Peter HyamsCast: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, M Emmet Walsh, JT WalshPlot: A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney is sent to protect a woman who accidentally witnessed a Mafia murder.Episode 141.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopter
“Wow – that tongue thing is amazing.”On this episode we take a look at Michael Bay’s The Island (2005).We discuss how well the inventor of ‘Bayhem’ handles a film which attempts an exploration of philosophical and ethical questions whilst trying to figure out why we keep wanting to buy expensive consumer goods. Oh, and of course we take a look at the exploding helicopter action. Episode 140.
“Have you received adequate training for your profession?”On this show we’re taking a look at the Michael Douglas noughties comeback THE SENTINEL (2006).After a three year absence from acting everyone’s favourite recovering sex addict returned to the big screen with presidential assassination conspiracy thriller. Did we suffer a fatal attraction for The Sentinel? Or did fail to satisfy our basic instinct? After that we take some time to consider the musical career Kiefer Sutherland. Lucky us…Episode 139. Show notesThe Sentinel (2006)Director: Clark JohnsonCast: Michael Douglas, Kim Basinger, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva LongoriaPlot: A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.
“You may be bulletproof – but you’re not love proof.” On this show we take a look at the cult Eighties action film BULLETPROOF (1987). We’re joined by Matt Poirier from the DTV Connoisseur to discuss the action movie credentials of Gary Busey, why you should take a nap around this film’s third innings, and whether it provided inspiration to the writers of The Simpsons. We also review the exploding helicopter action and discuss a method of chopper destruction that’s only been seen 8 times in the entirety of film history!Show notesBulletproof (1987)Director: Steve CarverCast: Gary Busey, Henry Silva, Danny Trejo, William Smith, LQ Jones, RG Armstrong. Plot: McBain - a former CIA agent turned renegade – loose cannon cop is called back to action by The Agency when an experimental, super tank is stolen. Our hero is sent to Mexico to recover the super weapon from the rag tag collection of Arab terrorists and Latin American commies who are behind the heist. Episode 138.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow DTV ConnoisseurTwitter: @dtvconnoisseurWebsite: dtvconnoisseur.blogspot.com
Always the first thing I listen to when it pops up in my feed.
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.
Great premise, fun show
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