So I've been listening to the show for a couple of episodes and this movie seems to check off a ton of the boxes that the hosts look for.
Ridiculous Movie Summary
Motown music combines with action as a shy karate champion fights off bad guys who are threatening a beautiful disc jockey (Vanity).
Is the complete movie easy to get?
Yes, the full movie is on youtube https://www.youtube....h?v=D3rC3TvHAuU
Was this movie a success?
The film was a critical disappointment but a financial success, and is now considered a cult classic. It grossed $25,754,284 on an estimated $10,000,000 to make. Infact, as the movie is coming up on its 30th anniversary there is are blogs and sites dedicated to hosting a rescreen of the movie.
Was the movie serious?
Why yes, it was an ernest attempt to make an action movie. It is certainly not a horror or comedy movie that the hosts don't like to pick. Additionally, it is very watchable movie that I doubt the hosts of watched.
Interesting backstory elements
It was Berry Gordy's last movie in an otherwise interesting carreer of screen, stage, and music. The movie itself is a martial arts movie set in 80's brooklyn with a black cast. This is truly a crazy, amazing movie that gets mentioned in popular culture even today. For example, LMFAO references the movie in their hit song I'm sexay and i know it. This was the first acting role for the protagonist of the movie Taimak, a then-20-year-old black belt who learned to act on the set of this picture
There are 391 5 star ratings for this one. I'm sure the hosts could cull some good ones.