All '90s Action, All The Time! - Ronin
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"No questions. No answers. That's the business we're in. You just accept it and move on. Maybe that's lesson number three." - Vincent (Jean Reno)
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As always we end the season with a film that connects in some way to the main season but does not feature the action star we are covering. For Season 2 it is "Ronin" which stars Robert De Niro who co-starred alongside Stallone in "Copland."
Over the course of the episode regular co-hosts Craig and Scott try to unravel the movie's incredibly convoluted plot, breakdown what might be the greatest single car chase in cinema (no exaggeration, if you have not seen it do yourself a favour and do that now) and discuss how as good as this film is how it has the potential to be even better. Plus, we talk how this turned out to be John Frankenheimer's last great work, just how insane some of the stunts and have a good laugh at some of the ropey Irish accents.
Elsewhere in the episode the pair talk about how the film's central metaphor of the movie doesn't really, the films laissez-faire attitude to spycraft and how the film's alternative title could be "Reasons Undisclosed." Also, we talk about how the character of Deirdre (Natascha McElhone) stands out from many supporting female characters in '90s action movies. '