by Patrick Bromley
I've talked a lot on this site about my love for "That Guy" directors. I even recently did a guest spot on friend of the show Matt Bledsoe's Film Feast podcast about the very topic. When I was trying to think of a theme around which I could base one of these 24-hour marathons and my wonderful wife Erika suggested "That Guy," the idea was too good to pass up. Get ready for some cool movies.
10 am - Shakedown (1988, dir. James Glickenhaus)
Let's start with a total banger. Peter Weller is a lawyer and Sam Elliott is a grizzled cop (because Sam Elliott) and they team up to take down police corruption. There are great characters, great performances, and some great set pieces all through this thing. I love that this is James Glickenhaus (Soldier, The Exterminator) shooting his shot at a major studio because it proves he should have gotten a bunch more chances. Instead he went back to independents and self-distribution. At least we'll always have Shakedown.
Noon - Rapid Fire (1992, dir. Dwight H. Little)
2 pm - Stay Tuned (1992, dir. Peter Hyams)
3:30 - Radioactive Dreams (1985, dir. Albert Pyun)
5:30 - Quigley Down Under (1990, dir. Simon Wincer)
7:30 pm - The Hidden (1987, dir. Jack Sholder)
9:30 Vice Squad (1982, dir. Gary Sherman)
11:30 pm The Prowler (1981, dir. Joseph Zito)
1 am - Class of 1999 (1990, dir. Mark L. Lester)
3 am - Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982, dir. Steve Miner)
5 am - The Ghost and the Darkness (1996, dir. Stephen Hopkins)
7 am - Stone Cold (1991, dir. Craig R. Baxley)
8:30 am - Predators (2010, dir. Nimrod Antal)Prey still fresh on everyone's mind, I'd like to end on what I consider to be the most underrated of the Predator franchise, one that builds the world out in interesting ways while still maintaining the tradition of excellent action established by the first two movies. It's a good way to close out a pretty cool marathon.