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“Shining Through” Podcast Movie Review

Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas in Shining Through

Shining Through (1992; David Seltzer) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 8

“I want you to taste my strudel!”

Open wide, film fans.

Joely Richardson Fan Club President Corky McDonnell and raw dove aficionado Daniel Barnes break out their absolute worst Melanie Griffith impressions to review her Razzie-winning performance in David Seltzer’s 1992 snoozer Shining Through.

Griffith stars as a spunky secretary turned spy who falls for a sexually aggressive superior played by who else but Michael Douglas.  This life-draining WWII romance is unfathomably idiotic, even for a Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas movie.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky take issue with the heroine’s unpredictable cooking skills, the unbelievable stupidity of Nazi Liam Neeson and the unusual importance of strudel.


U.S. theatrical release date: January 31, 1992

Domestic box office: $21.6 million ($43.8 million worldwide gross)

Critics scores: 44 on Rotten Tomatoes

IMDB synopsis: “An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.”

This week’s beer: Revision Brewing’s Whole Lotta Ruckus NE-style DIPA (8% ABV)

This week’s referenced movies: Working GirlBasic InstinctLucasPunchlineMy GiantThe SnowmanAlohaAirplane!The Mortal StormWindtalkersBody DoubleRadio DaysCasablancaThe Fighting 69thRoad HouseMarathon ManMr. MajestykThe Princess BrideNobody’s FoolSomething WildBrightKing Arthur: Legend of the SwordThe Circle

Ratings for Shining ThroughDaniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Original theatrical trailer for Shining Through

Siskel and Ebert review Shining Through

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