Max and Mike, accused of a crime they didn’t commit: the murder of an innocent podcast. Seen fleeing the scene was a mysterious one-legged pony (seen not so much fleeing as hopping away in a very suspicious manner). Now Max and Mike must travel the country, seeking out this pony to clear their names, pursued relentlessly by no one at all as no one has really noticed. Yes, this week we’re blathering on about the 1993 adaptation of the classic 60’s tv thriller starring David Janssen, the show everyone remembers but nobody has watched for years. Taking over for Mr. Janssen and Barry Morse (the intrepid marshal pursuing him) are the chiseled Harrison Ford and the grizzled Tommy Lee Jones (whom I suspect was born grizzled). Does this tense, drawn out suspense show work as a tight action-filled thriller? Did Mr. Jones really deserve the Oscar he won for this film? And most importantly: which “Babylon Five” actor shows up as a major character in this movie? That’s what the people want to know and by gum, that’s what we’re going to tell you! Give a listen, right after we deliver this evil pony to justice! Or perhaps a glue factory. Move it, Bumpy! “Whinny!” “I don’t care!”
Poll question: what historical inaccuracy in a movie, whether it’s narrative, costume-based, technological, or other, really hacks you off every time you see it?
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