The Big Red One - 3/2/12

Every week, the members of the Saturday Night Freak Show (Brent, Tom, Colin, Travis & Sean) gather in a subterranean screening room. Each week, a different member of the group chooses a movie to watch, and afterwards we enter the Thunderdome to debate the movie's merit for the entertainment of you, the listener.
This week, Brent sits the episode out while Tom brings us Sam Fuller's The Big Red One (1980), starring Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen), Mark Hamill (Sushi Girl), and Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds) as an Army squad during World War II.  The film follows their exploits from the end of World War I through D-Day and beyond, and was based on writer/director Fuller's personal military experiences.  Join us, won't you, as we compile a list of our favorite war movies, evalute the merits of Mark Hamill's acting ability, and challenge the revered status of legendary director Stanley Kubrick.