TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Scott Adkins Returns!

Season 05 | Episode 40

Scott Adkins Returns!

Actor / Writer / Producer

Iconic action star Scott Adkins (Accident Man, The Debt Collectors, Undisputed and the upcoming John Wick 4) returns to discuss a few of his favorite comedies with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Day Shift (2022)
John Wick (2014)
Accident Man (2018)
Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday (2022)
Deadpool (2016)
RRR (2022)
The Evil Dead (1981) – Fede Alvarez’s trailer commentary
Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary, Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Army Of Darkness (1992)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
Snatched (2017)
Snatch (2000)
Citizen Kane (1941) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Pink Panther (1963) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
A Shot In The Dark (1964) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Dumb And Dumber (1994)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Bad Trip (2020)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
Airplane! (1980) – Glenn Erickson’s trailer commentary
Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary
Zero Hour! (1957)
Nuts (1987)
High Noon (1952) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Groove Tube (1974)
Tunnel Vision (1976)
Can I Do It… ’Till I Need Glasses? (1977)
Hot Shots! (1991)
Top Secret! (1984)
Time Bandits (1981) – Chris Wilkinson’s trailer commentary
Zardoz (1974) – Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Monty Python’s The Life Of Brian (1979) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
The ’Burbs (1989) – Ti West’s trailer commentary, TFH’s ’Burbs Mania!
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Step Brothers (2008)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Stan and Ollie (2018)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
Aliens (1986) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review

Other Notable Items

Our new home at the Airwave Media podcast network!
Our previous Scott Adkins podcast episode
Our JJ Perry podcast episode
TFH Guru John Sayles
Sony Pictures
Monty Python
Ray Stevenson
Sam Raimi
The Three Stooges
Video nasties
Bruce Campbell
Elvis Presley
Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art
Alec Guinness
Goldie Hawn
Amy Schumer
The Ike Barinholtz podcast episode
John Cassavetes
Walter Hill
The Pink Panther film series
Peter Sellers
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Herbert Lom
Jim Carrey
Jeff Daniels
The Farrelly Brothers
In Living Color TV series (1990-1994)
Saturday Night Live TV series (1975- )
Eric André
Jackass TV series (2000-2001)
TFH Guru Jon Davison
Christopher Lee
Leslie Nielsen and his infamous fart machine
Police Squad TV series (1984)
Barbara Streisand
Lloyd Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Sea Hunt TV series (1958-1961)
Terry Gilliam
Sean Connery
Robin Hood
John Cleese
Tom Hanks
The American Cinematheque
Yuen Woo Ping
Stephen Chow
Sarah Chang
Will Ferrell
John C. Reilly
I’m Alan Partridge TV series (1997–2002)

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and Letterboxd.

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Hosts

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Joe Dante is a director known for his satirical blend of horror and comedy viewed through the lens of grounded, relatable American life. his career in film began as a movie critic at age 12. A few years later, he conspired with Jon Davison to produce The Movie Orgy, an experimental exploration of ‘50s pop culture that metamorphosed into a hit phenomenon bringing Dante to college campus showings nationwide.

Soon after, he followed Jon to Hollywood where he edited trailers for producer Roger Corman before co-directing his first feature, Hollywood Boulevard. His first solo film, Piranha, successfully kickstarted his legendary career with titles like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and more.

Joe’s dedication to preserving the history of cinema and his near encyclopedic knowledge of movies led to the creation of Trailers From Hell, a web series offering viewers a brief history lesson of movies discussed through their respective trailers.