The Movie Guys’ Paul Preston and Adam Witt breakdown the films of Harrison Ford’s career, one per episode. Whether it’s an early-career flick or a popular classic, Paul and Adam bring a unique take and fun recurring segments to wrapping up their life goal of seeing every movie the screen legend has ever made.
Frantic - The Ford Fiesta
Harrison Ford continues his run with prestigious filmmakers, following up two films with Peter Weir with the 1988 thriller Frantic, directed by Roman Polanski. Paul and Adam are all over it, discussing it to death with good friend and special guest Lon Harris. The plot, the suspense, the acting, the Paris location (required if you’re in a Polanski film) - it all gets once-overed along with the usual Ford Fiesta segments. We are American and we are crazy!
The Mosquito Coast - The Ford Fiesta
Perhaps Harrison Ford’s most complicated movie yet is The Mosquito Coast, adapted by Paul Schrader from the book by Paul Theroux. Ford re-teams with Witness director Peter Weir so there’s much to discuss. Adam & Paul get into some hilariously dated Ford news and offer up a solid-yet-wacky recap of the movie, then bring in Friend-in-Movie-Talk Adam Collins to dive deep on the movie - and he is GAME for this. Tune in! We have everything we need!
Witness - The Ford Fiesta
Man oh man is Witness a great re-watch. What a fantastic police story with clashing cultures, real suspense, and a smart, SMART screenplay. Paul and Adam talk the up the film with the usual comedy recap, Ford news and history, then longtime Movie Guy Bart Kias joins the show with more memories, thoughts and jokes about this classic film also known for Harrison Ford’s first and only (so far!) Oscar nomination.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - The Ford Fiesta
What a great rewatch this was! Paul & Adam dive deep into what Roger Ebert called ”the most cheerfully exciting, bizarre, goofy, romantic adventure movie since Raiders”. COULDN’T AGREE MORE. The charm and balls-out ”Anything Goes” action of this movie have actually improved over time as the making-of, script, characters and Ford himself get a good once-over in this episode, along with the usual segments and Ford news that make this one of the most unique movie podcasts out there.
Return of the Jedi - The Ford Fiesta
Joining Paul and Adam on The Ford Fiesta this week is stand-up comedian and friend from The Movie Trivia Schmoedown Mark Ellis! Mark has a great campaign for why Return of the Jedi is the best of the original Star Wars trilogy - it’s the WIN. Mark sits in on the whole show and the Ford news, fun facts and rampant BITS run roughshod all over the show. This is a good one, people...
Blade Runner - The Ford Fiesta
Challenging Apocalypse Now for Most Complicated Harrison Ford Film comes Blade Runner! With the sci-fi plot, disgruntled creators, multiple cuts, obnoxious executives, and more, there’s a LOT to cover. Friend of The Movie Guys David Sachs joins the second half of the show to breakdown the making-of and legacy of this legendary film. Plus, the usual Harrison Ford history, news and more!
A Festive Event For Ford Fans
Found this podcast and was so glad I did. Easy going but knowledgeable, a great hang. A must for fans of Harrison. Ford and film in general.