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Offline Thrashalla

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"Radical Jack" starring Billy Ray Cyrus now available!
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:22:44 PM »
http://www.rifftrax.com/radical-jack


“We should rip off Road House and Billy Ray Cyrus should play Dalton!”

There are two types of people in this world: those who read the above sentence and immediately lapsed into fits of hysterical, table-pounding, pants-wetting laughter. And then the other .00001% of people, who thought “Sounds good to me! Is Michelle Pfeiffer’s sister available to play the love interest?”

We have that .00001% to thank for Radical Jack. Eight long years after "Achy Breaky Heart" came out, and approximately 7 years, 364 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 34 seconds after the first jukebox playing "Achy Breaky Heart" was smashed with a pool cue, American cinemas got the movie they needed. Except, minor detail, it was actually released direct to video in Russia.

Which makes a lot of sense once you see Radical Jack. Fans of Road House will recognize the key points: a loner with a mysterious past comes to town and finds employment at a local dive bar. A local arms dealer has grown rich running the town, despite the fact that its population appears to hover around 35 people. Occasionally Billy Ray takes breaks from doing construction to pour water all over himself in slow motion while seductive music plays1. The only thing missing is the Monster Truck. Once you see the budget on this thing, you’ll understand why they had to leave it out.

And Radical Jack doesn’t just rip off one of our all time favorite RiffTrax titles! Shot in Rutland, VT, it features the very time machine from Time Chasers itself!! (AKA, a crappy, weathered small airplane.) Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for Radical Jack. Just don’t tell their lips, their fingertips, or various other body parts.

1 This never actually happened in the version of Road House that was shown in theaters, but it does in the one that airs on a loop in our hearts.

Rated R for all the same reasons that Road House was.

http://www.rifftrax.com/radical-jack
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Re: "Radical Jack" starring Billy Ray Cyrus now available!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 12:51:47 PM »
You know, it would've been glorious enough to just learn that Billy Ray Cyrus starred in a direct-to-video Roadhouse ripoff that was never even released in 'Murica, only RUSSIA. That by itself would be sufficient to make me double over with laughter for a good while

But, BUT, I also ONLY learn of its existence BECAUSE there is a RIFFTRAX for it! I am experiencing some serious sensory overload.

There are so many awful movies I was introduced to because of Rifftrax: Birdemic, The Room, D-War. . . and I'm going to get you for that some day.
I used to have an image here, but Photobucket got cheap about remote linking. I guess I'll have to think of something witty instead. Which I will. Later. It caught me by surprise, in all honesty. It's hard to be clever on command, I mean, YOU try it. Be funny: NOW! See, tough. So, gimme a bit, 'kay?


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Re: "Radical Jack" starring Billy Ray Cyrus now available!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 01:50:05 PM »
The "cover art" alone made me know I had to have this. This thing is going to be awesome.


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Re: "Radical Jack" starring Billy Ray Cyrus now available!
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 12:29:31 PM »
I KNEW I recognized that actor that played the old man gun dealer. Yes, they point out it's George 'Buck' Flower, but I don't remember him from the roles they pointed out. It's becaue he is so much older and thinner here than normally I've seen him.

He was in a ton of things. But I remember him specifically as the hillbilly father in Pumpkinhead that Lance Henrickson goes to to find where the old witch lives.



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Re: "Radical Jack" starring Billy Ray Cyrus now available!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 06:28:12 PM »
George "Buck" Flower will always be the scraggly drunken bum from Escape from New York to me.


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Re: "Radical Jack" starring Billy Ray Cyrus now available!
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 06:34:56 PM »
Crazy, drunk, riffers.



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Re: "Radical Jack" starring Billy Ray Cyrus now available!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 06:50:12 PM »
George "Buck" Flower will always be the scraggly drunken bum from Escape from New York to me.

I was just watching "They Live" in honor of Roddy Piper and noticed "Buck". I never made the connection between him both as a drifter at the beginning and as the sellout rich guy at the end. I didn't know that that was supposed to be the same character.