Foycast XIII - Marching into Madness

Foycast XIII – Marching into MadnessA sporting new March Madness edition of the Foycast has arrived, and you didn’t even have to wait half a year for it. If you’re into schlocky, obscure, offbeat sports flicks, then this edition will be a treat for you. The Karate Kid goes diving! Leif Garrett plays foosball! Post-apocalyptic snooker pool!

Plus there's much, much more of the rambling nonsense you’ve come to expect.

I’m joined by Matt Fini for a special Foycast primarily about a pair of obscure, one-of-a-kind, underdog sports movies that must be seen to be believed. Fini and I spend about 20 minutes unleashing our mutual admiration society for the little-seen gem Diving In. What’s Diving In, why do we both love it, why should you see it, and why does it deserve more recognition than it gets? You’ll have to listen and find out.

Our second and even more obscure underdog sports flick is one Fini hadn’t seen (and he’s probably better off): Longshot, the world’s only motion picture (that I know of) about competitive foosball starring 1970’s teen sensation Leif Garrett.

Not enough crazy sports movies? I’ll also tell you a little about the world’s only post-apocalyptic snooker pool movie. The one where if you lose at shooting pool, you lose a finger!

You’ll also hear about Syfy’s Flying Monkeys (featuring “Skippy, the cockblocking demon monkey”!), summer blockbuster disappointments that helped make us the cynical bastards we are today, Crazed Cop, K. Gordon Murray movies, and more rambling nonsense.

You could probably turn this show off around the 65-minute mark and miss nothing, but we believe in giving you your money’s worth for a free show so there’s still 20 extra minutes of filler. And it wouldn’t be a Foycast without some minor recording issues, which you will begin to notice during this latter portion. I love Skype.

To hell with college basketball - this Foycast is marching into madness!

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    nazo's picture

    I will have to find copies of Diving In, Hard Knuckle, and Crazed Cop. I have seen Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters, and K. Gordon Murray's Santa Claus and each are amazing feats of filmmaking.

    Here's a description of Crazed Cop I found online (blockbuster.com) "Ivan Rogers is an honest, by-the-book cop--until his wife is brutally raped and murdered. Going off the deep end, Rogers evolves into a one-man killing machine. In pursuit of his wife's slayers, he cuts a swath of death and destruction throughout the city. Though audience sympathy is on his side at first, we can also understand why he has to be stopped."

    Submitted by nazo on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 1:24am.
    Matt Serafini's picture

    ^ YES!!! I knew I had seen that description somewhere online as well.

    And Diving In is definitely worth the search! I bet Longshot is as well. Foy's description has made me want to see it.

    Submitted by Matt Serafini on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:46am.
    nazo's picture

    Longshot sounded kind of terrible. If it's worth watching, maybe do a Saturday Nightmares about it?

    Submitted by nazo on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:04am.

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