#50: Rocky

It’s our 50th episode, so we’re doing one of the most famous movies of all time: Rocky! We take a look at the movie that served as a template for so many sports movies, as well as the interesting relationship between Rocky and Adrian. Also, we do a lot of bad Sylvester Stallone impressions. You’ve been warned.

From IMDB: “A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.”

Cast:
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky
Talia Shire as Adrian
Burt Young as Paulie
Carl Weathers as Apollo
Burgess Meredith as Mickey

Director:
John G. Avildsen

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#45: “High Flying Bird”

Filmed on an iPhone 8, “High Flying Bird” is Steven Soderbergh’s new movie about an NBA lockout and the one sports agent who’s gonna DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. We also go down the rabbit hole on athlete activism, free speech, and sports contracts. There’s a lot to unpack here.

From IMDB: “A sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout”

Cast:

André Holland
 as Ray Burke
Melvin Gregg as Erick Scott
Zazie Beetz as Sam
Bill Duke as Spence
Zachary Quinto as David Starr
Sonja Sohn as Myra
Kyle MacLachlan as David Seton

Director:
Steven Soderbergh

Links to things we mentioned in this episode:
A comedian was ordered to pay $42,000 because he insulted a child with a disability

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