Allen Bauer is a man struggling to keep his business afloat. With his brother Freddie taking too many chances, and with his latest girlfriend leaving him, Allen sets off on a drunken quest to relive his childhood. Venturing to Cape Cod, Allen falls into the same sea he almost drowned in 20 years earlier. Only this time, he wakes up to a beautiful woman named Madison. As she follows him back to New York, Allen and Madison begin a passionate relationship that could just be the love of their lives, except for one thing…Madison is a mermaid.
In 1984, the film made a Splash when Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah ran away with our hearts as Madison and Allen swam into happily ever after. In 2017, that ending and the story as a whole doesn’t work as well. We want to take this delightful couple in a new direction, down a more sensible path. Take a listen, because we’re about to Remake Splash RIGHT!
Clips selected from 1984’s Splash.
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Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a mysterious girl. Years later, he returns Cape Cod and is once again rescued once more by a mysterious woman, who turns out to be a mermaid. Madison, as she is eventually named, sets off to find Allen, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can their love sustain her deepest secret?
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a 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!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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