Brian Helgeland

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Season 06 | Episode 56

Brian Helgeland

Writer / Director

Finestkind Writer/Director Brian Helgeland discusses a few of his favorite movies where the title is a character’s name with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Highway to Hell (1992)
Finestkind (2023)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Klute (1971)
Rocky (1976)
Who Is Cletus Tout? (2001)
Goldfinger (1964)
From Russia With Love (1963)
The Set-Up (1949)
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
TNT Jackson (1973)
Coffy (1973)
Oliver! (1968)
Tommy (1975)
Oliver Twist (1948)
Doctor Doolittle (1967)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Unforgiven (1992)
Payback (1999)
Charley Varrick (1973)
The Sting (1973)
Walking Tall (1973)
The French Connection (1971)
Psycho (1960)
Barton Fink (1991)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
The Thing (1982)
John Wick (2014)
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Benji (1974)
Lassie (1994)
Trigger Warning (2024)
Moby Dick (1956)

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Ben Foster
Tommy Lee Jones
Paul Newman
Frank Pierson
Lalo Schifrin 
Tales From The Crypt TV series (1989-96)
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Gert Frobe
James Bond
Jack Ryan
Tom Clancy
Harrison Ford
Robert Shaw
Sean Connery
Sylvester Stallone
Bob Kerrey 
Tamara Dobson
Shelley Winters
Donald Sutherland
Jane Fonda
Gordon Willis
Richard Nixon
Oliver Reed
David Lean
Carol Reed
Clint Eastwood
Bruce Surtees
Philip Kaufman 
The Man With No Name
Sandra Locke
Chief Dan George
John Vernon
TFH Guru Howard A. Rodman
Howard Rodman
Landmark’s Nuart Theatre
Andrew Robinson
Don Siegel
Walter Matthau
Joe Don Baker
A Siegel Film: An Autobiography memoir by Don Siegel (1993)
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The Coen Brothers
John Goodman
Joel Silver
Michael Lerner
Wallace Beery
John Tuturro
John Mahoney
William Faulkner
Tatum O’Neal
Jackie Earle Haley
Vic Morrow
Burt Lancaster 
Bill Lancaster
John Carpenter 
The Hunter novel by Donald E. Westlake (1962)
Mel Gibson
Rin Tin Tin 
John Rambo

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