Hercules in New York – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 86
Daniel and Corky descend from Olympus to review the fish-out-of-water monkeyshines of Arthur Allan Seidelman’s Hercules in New York.
A movie seemingly devoid of second takes, this debut film for 22-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger (née Strong) is a doggerel-filled, painfully unfunny, low-budget comedy set in Midnight Cowboy-era NYC.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss cardboard thunderbolts, frenzied mandolins and Stang-provisation.
The New Mutants (Matt Barnes)
HERCULES IN NEW YORK FACTS AND FIGURES
Daniel’s craft spirit: J.J. Pfister’s American Single Malt Whiskey (56% ABV)
Critics scores: 17 on Rotten Tomatoes; 23 on Metacritic
Theatrical release date: Feb. 25, 1970
This week’s darer: Michael Bagamery
IMDB synopsis: “Hercules is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.”
This week’s referenced movies: X-Men movies; the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Pumping Iron; Love on a Leash; Juno; The Third Man; The Poseidon Adventure; Poltergeist; Wall Street; Citizen Kane; The Terminator; Midnight Cowboy; Sleepless in Seattle; The Nutty Professor (1996); Twins; Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare