Junkfood Cinema: The RetrosBECKtive

Michael Beck in The Warriors

Paramount Pictures

In this installment of Junkfood Cinema, Cargill and I discuss one of our favorite under-appreciated actors: Michael Beck.

For a very brief period of time, Beck was a rising star in Hollywood. His breakout performance in The Warriors placed him firmly on the map, only to see his career stall a mere three years later thanks to the notorious bomb that was Xanadu. Still, during his all-too-short heyday, Beck appeared in some fantastic cult fare including Hal Needham’s Megaforce and the often heralded (at least on this show) Battletruck. We hope you enjoy this retrosBECKtive.

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On This Week’s Show:

  • Pre-Babble [0:00 – 02:28]
  • Michael Beck Retrospective [2:29 – 41:51]
  • Denouement [58:10 – 59:35]

Films Discussed:

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Warriors Megaforce Xanadu

Battletruck Triumphs of a Man Called horse

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Brian Salisbury has been a film critic and internet gadfly for six years. He is the co-host of FSR's Junkfood Cinema podcast and the co-founder of OneOfUs.Net. Brian is a cult film and exploitation buff who loves everything from Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Bronson.

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