A Poster for Stone Cold
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Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘STONE COLD’

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A Poster for Stone Cold

Stone Cold is a perfect piece of 90s cinema. It’s hyper-masculine, nonsensical schlock; and it is glorious.

Starring Brian Bosworth—a stud linebacker from Oklahoma University whose injuries derailed his NFL career—Stone Cold chronicles one man’s struggle to bring a gang of degenerate bikers to justice. Yes, it is as awesome as it sounds. And it’s just entertaining enough that one wonders why Bosworth didn’t become more of a thing.

After all, the 80s and 90s were littered with sub-par action films and actors. He had the build, and though he wasn’t exactly overflowing with charisma, he still oozed enough cool with his ridiculous haircut/earring combo to warrant better work than he got after this.

He also managed not to die of laughter when filming some of the lunacy this film entailed. Lance Henricksen, who chews every piece of scenery he’s in as Chains, even adds a layer of legitimacy to the proceedings. Frankly, for this to only have grossed $9.1 million on a budget of $25 million is a crime. Its poor reviews are also nonsense.

Come on, people! How many movies do we get to see William Forsythe in a leather vest with no shirt underneath!?

Now sit back, do some target practice with an Icehouse, and burn some rubber! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. Cash, and Chumpzilla are going deep undercover to bring down a group of badass bikers and slang some P2P!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – The Brotherhood of Bikers demands vengeance. Only one man can stop them… John Stone! (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – After a word from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, we discuss this incredible piece of 90s cinema. (33:31)
  • The “Brotherhood” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast joins the Undertaker’s motorcycle gang, and then Chumpzilla challenges the field to trivia about the movie. (48:18)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We start “Hops and B-List Action Star Flops” with Howie Long’s headfirst smoke jump into action movie infamy, Firestorm! (56:49)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—the legend of the Boz and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly

Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops