20 years ago, Nic Cage hit the gym and delivered to audiences an eccentric action hero with the name of Cameron Poe in Con Air. As a parolee boarding a plane to freedom, Poe finds himself surrounded by a collection of the worst criminals in the country. As they take flight, Cyrus the Virus leads the convicts on a takeover of the plane with a yet to be determined destination. The U.S. Marshals, led by Agent Vince Larkin, struggle to find them and Poe realizes it’s up to him to stop them all if he’s ever going to see his wife and daughter again.
Listeners have clamored for us to have a crack at Nicolas Cage’s classic, so here we are. The original film has a special slot in many action fan’s hearts for its insane plot, off-kilter dialogue, and bombastic action. Top that with a stellar cast, and you have a bona fide action classic of sorts. So place your seats in their upright positions and prepare for take off, because we’re about to Remake Con Air RIGHT!
Clips selected from Con Air (1997)
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Cameron Poe, a highly decorated United States Army Ranger, unknowingly kills a drunk assailant and is sent to a federal penitentiary for involuntary manslaughter for seven years. As he becomes eligible for parole, Cameron has to share a prison transport plane with some of the country’s most dangerous criminals. As the convicts take control of the aircraft, Poe takes it upon himself to ensure the innocent passengers aboard make it to their next stop, and he single-handedly takes on Cyrus the Virus. Starring Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, and John Cusack, Con Air opened on June 6, 1997.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
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Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | Packers Fan Podcast
Roger Roeper – Shat on TV | Shat on Movies
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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