Who would think to pair Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford? Who would think to pair Harrison Ford with this script? These questions and more are answered as Adam and Paul watch (and Adam for the first time) The Frisco Kid, about a rabbi headed to San Francisco from Poland. Along they way, he meets bank robber Tommy Lillard in the last western Ford will appear in for a long while. Movie Guy Steve Lewis helps with writing an in-depth recap of the film as the Ford's eclectic era between STAR WARS and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK gets further explored.
Paul and Adam take a deep dive into Hanover Street, one of the many war movies Harrison Ford was involved in after Star Wars. Is this the type of film that solidifies Ford's status as a major movie star? ...not really! The pre-Empire/post-Star Wars era is fascinating, as is this look at this little-seen 1979 Peter Hyams ROMANCE (capital letters intended). And, as ever, Harrison Ford news and This Date in Ford History.
Force 10 From Navarone is Harrison Ford's first choice to follow-up Star Wars and he's starting to show all the traits we love about him! Paul & Adam welcome frequent guest Steven Lewis to break down this old-fashioned WWII war film that co-stars Robert Shaw and Carl Weathers. Also, the Harrison Ford Punch Count goes up and in recent news, what's Ford up to now while he's injured?
Star Wars was a huge hit in the summer of 1977. So was Smokey and the Bandit. That same year, the stars of those films, Harrison Ford and Sally Field, starred together with Henry Winkler in a movie you've never heard of. How is this possible? Paul and Adam get to the bottom of it with a lively recap and discussion of Heroes. Plus, lots of Harrison Ford news as Indiana Jones 5 gets more traction.
Well, what can you say about the biggest movie of all time and the welcome-to-the-world party for the biggest movie star of all time? A lot, apparently, as The Ford Fiesta about Star Wars clocks in as the longest, but there's never a dull moment as Paul & Adam welcome guest and author of Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Ken Napzok, brings hit expertise from The Force Center Podcast to the show. The Movie Guys thought they knew everything, but there's always something new to dig up about this legendary film.
The '70s saw Harrison Ford start a decade of working with three of the best directors of all time - George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg. This week, Adam and Paul dive deep into Ford's first collaboration with Coppola - The Conversation - and the creepy, nuanced, smooth performance of Ford as Martin Stett. This was the best re-discovery so far on The Ford Fiesta!
Paul and Adam enter the classics phase of Harrison Ford's career as they profile, one-by-one, every movie that's featured the legendary actor. There's much to discuss about this week's film - American Graffiti. From the struggles to make it, to why it's ground-breaking, to the launch of so many incredible careers to Paul coining the phrase "genius incest", this one's a ride. Hop in your roadster and go cruisin' with The Movie Guys.
The next film in The Movie Guys quest to see EVERYTHING Harrison Ford has appeared in finds him in a new genre - the '60s social unrest movie. This is Ford's last small part outside of a cameo and it's alongside Elliott Gould in Getting Straight. How many '60s anti-war tropes can the film wedge into its story? How long until Elliott Gould stops yelling? How many people does Harrison Ford punch? Paul & Adam get to the bottom of it all...
Harrison Ford gets his most screen time yet in Journey To Shiloh, a Civil War drama meets a western film from 1968. Paul and Adam break it down, including the weird '60s song that describes all the characters for you. Plus, Ford News, This Date in Ford History and the usual nonsense you come to expect from The Movie Guys.
The Ford Fiesta moves into Harrison Ford's early western phase. He made a pair of westerns in the '60s and wouldn't return to the genre unless Gene Wilder or aliens were involved. In this episode, Paul and Adam break down A Time For Killing, featuring Glenn Ford, a Ford who takes up far too much screen time when there's another perfectly good Ford sitting there who doesn't do enough!