Albert Hughes & Kirk Ward

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Season 06 | Episode 53

Albert Hughes & Kirk Ward

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From the world of John Wick series The Continental, director Albert Hughes and co-creator Kirk Ward discuss their favorite action movies of the ’70s and ’80s with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

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Movies Referenced In This Episode

Casablanca (1942)
John Wick (2014)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
John Wick: Chapter 3 (2019)
John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)
The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Innerspace (1987)
Manhattan (1977)
Scarface (1983)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
First Blood (1982)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Menace II Society (1993)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Wanted: Dead Or Alive (1987)
The Hunter (1980)
Runaway (1984)
The Mechanic (1972)
The Terminator (1984)
Never Too Young To Die (1986)
Enter The Dragon (1973)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Creed (2015)
Sly (2023)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Hearts of Darkness (1991)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
The Untouchables (1987)
Friday The 13th (1980)
American Graffiti (1974)
The Wild One (1953)
Blow-Out (1981)
Battleship Potemkin (1926)
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
Killers Of The Flower Moon (2023)
The Killer (2023)
Mad Max (1979)
The French Connection (1972)
The Warriors (1979)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Die Hard (1988)
48 Hrs (1982)
Star Wars (1977)
Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
A Good Day To Die Hard (2007)
Live Free Or Die Hard (2013)
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Midnight Run (1988)
Predator (1987)
Above The Law (1988)
Out Of Bounds (1986)
They Live (1988)
Full Metal Jacket (1988)
Aliens (1986)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Red Dawn (1984)
Commando (1985)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Hollywood Blvd (1976)
Revenge Of The Nerds (1984)
Gremlins (1984)

Other Notable Items

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The Continental TV series (2023)
The writers’ strike
The SAG strike
Chinese Theater
Vin Diesel
Roger Corman
Woody Allen
Al Pacino
Joel Silver
Richard Donner
Allen Hughes
The Dukes of Hazzard TV series (1979-1985)
Ken Kristensen 
Robert De Niro
Almond Joy
Light Bright
Keanu Reeves
Quentin Tarantino
Rutger Hauer
Gene Simmons
Tom Selleck
Charles Bronson
Robert Guillaume
Robert Goulet
John Stamos
George Lazenby
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Bruce Lee
Lalo Schifrin 
Robert Clouse 
Warner Brothers
John Saxon
Jim Kelly
The Vietnam War
Charles Bronson
First Blood novel by David Morrell (1972)
Sylvester Stallone
Richard Crenna
Kirk Douglas
Frank Stallone
Francis Ford Coppola
Martin Sheen
Walter Mirisch
“The End” song by The Doors (1967)
Stanley Kubrick
The Fall Guy TV series (1981–1986)
Marlon Brando
Hell’s Angels
Brian De Palma
John Travolta
Alfred Hitchcock
Andy Garcia
Martin Scorsese
Al Capone
Mel Gibson
Walter Hill
Walt Disney
Studio 54
Larry Bird
George Miller
Robert Boyle
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bruce Willis
Taylor Swift
“If You Leave Me Now” by Chicago (1976)
Moonlighting TV series (1985-89)
Hart Bochner
Gary Busey
Shane Black
Angelina Jolie
Jon Voight
Anthony Michael Hall
Richard Tuggle
John Carpenter
Clint Eastwood
James Cameron
Harlan Ellison

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